A 56-year-old driver who admitted in court to defiling and impregnating his 15-year-old house help has made a shocking U-turn in the case.
Kwasi Akuffo had on October 11, 2017pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge of defilement before the court presided by Mr Aboagye Tandoh who was then a relieving judge.
However when Akuffo appeared before the substantive judge, Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, on Monday, defence counsel, Mr George Asamaney, prayed the court for Akuffo’s plea to be retaken and facts re-read.
He argued that would enable all parties in the matter to take note.
The court then obliged and the facts of the case read to Akuffo after which he surprising changed his plea by denying the offence.
Defence counsel, Mr Asamaney, consequently prayed the court to admit his client to bail, but the adjourned the case to December 6 to rule on the bail application.
Accused was thus remanded into Police custody.
According to the prosecution, has continuously defiled the victim after she had delivered, indicating that the pregnancy was as a result of earlier sexual advances by Akuffo.
Earlier Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that the complainant is a Social Worker with Adenta Social Welfare Department, whilst the victim is a school dropout residing at Adenta, New Legon in Accra.
According to Prosecution, Akuffo resides in the same house with the victim and his wife. Eight years ago, Akuffo‘s wife brought the victim to stay with them at Haatso to assist with house chores.
In 2013 Akuffo, his wife and the victim relocated to Adenta New Legon where Akuffo’s wife engaged in soap making business.
During the month of April last year, at about 0900 hours, whilst Akuffo’s wife was away, Akuffo took advantage of the situation and had sex with her.
Prosecution said the victim got pregnant and after delivery, Akuffo’s wife took the victim to Dodowa Government Hospital where she undertook a Family Planning Method.
Prosecution said investigations revealed that Akuffo continued to have sex with the victim even after she has delivered.
The victim, who could not bear the situation any more reported the matter to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit at Adenta and a Social Worker was assigned to the case.
The Police also issued a medical report form to the victim to seek medical attention, Chief Inspector Atimbire added.
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