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29th July 2012, 08:21 AM
AN 89-YEAR old ex-convict has been jailed seven years by the Sogakofe Circuit Court for defiling his 12 year old granddaughter.

The accused, one Nutogoh defiled the primary six pupil at the community cemetery. They both lived together with other family members at Agave-Ziwoenu. Before convicting and sentencing the accused, the presiding judge, Nene Mate-Teye narrated the entire case.

He said the facts as given by the prosecution indicated that the incident happened on October 22, 2011. On that fateful day, the accused asked his granddaughter to go with him to the cemetery to locate the grave of his dead son.

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Nutogoh

But while at the cemetery, the accused suddenly grabbed the victim and forcibly had sex with her while he covered her mouth with his hand to prevent her from shouting for help.

When the victimís older sister who is the second witness in the case arrived at the scene looking for the girl, she found her grandfather wearing only his shorts.

She then inquired from her younger sister what had happened and she narrated the entire ordeal to her.

She subsequently reported the incident to their mother who also informed the assemblyman of the area.

The Tefle police was then informed and the victim was given a medical form to seek treatment at a hospital while the accused was arrested.

After investigations and evidence from the medical report confirming the girl was sexually abused, he was charged and duly arraigned.

Prior to sentencing, Nene Mate-Teye lamented the spate of rape and defilement cases in the area and hoped that the community and all stakeholders would be more vigilant to ensure the trend was reversed.

He then sentenced Nutogoh to 7 years in prison in hard labour.



Source: Fred Duodu, Ho