The Yendi Circuit Court has sentenced a 35-year old man, Alhassan Wumbei, to 10 years imprisonment for defiling a five-year-old girl.
[contextly_sidebar id=”ZlQJdQ8njPWAGJh7qaO1bX3lfEMA4hrn”]Police Sergeant Joseph Gyamfi told the court that the complainant, Effia Wumbei, is a drinking bar attendant at Balogu, a suburb of Yendi, and mother of the victim while the accused person is a labourer of the Eastern Corridor Road Construction Company, and a regular customer of the complainant.
The prosecution said on March 14 at about 9:45pm, the accused person went to complainant’s drinking spot and later carried the girl onto his motorbike and drove to his house at Balogu.
According to the prosecution, when they got to the house, the accused person’s son, Mohammed Wumbei, was watching television, so the two joined him but later, Mohammed left the room, and the accused person took advantage of his son’s absence and defiled the girl.
The prosecution said, when the complainant had information that her daughter was in the house of the accused person, she went there with some family members.
Sgt Gyamfi said when they examined the girl, it was detected that blood was oozing from her vagina and so they proceeded to the Yendi Police station and made a report.
The prosecution said the girl was issued with a Police medical form and when she went to the Yendi Government Hospital, she was referred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for a Specialist Gynaecologist for examination.
Sgt Gyamfi said on March 15, the Police arrested the accused person, and in his caution statement admitted the offence.