Man jailed 15 years for defiling mentally challenged girl, 10

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A 26-year-old Nigerian has been sentenced to 15 years  in jail  for defiling a mentally-challenged  girl.
Sunday Ali was said to have lured his  10-year-old  victim to an uncompleted building and slept with her. He was said to have bolted after the act but unfortunately for him, he had been seen by a witness.

Ali pleaded guilty to the offence of defilement of a child under 16 years and was convicted on his own plea by the court, presided over by Mrs Rita Agyeman Budu. Delivering judgement in camera, the trial judge said the convict should have known better and at least shown some pity, considering the fact that the victim was an imbecile. “I will sentence the accused person to 15 years imprisonment since the victim is a helpless 11-year-old imbecile who the accused should have had pity on, instead of taking advantage of her,” she stated.

Presenting the facts of the case, the prosecutor, Chief Inspector of Police J.B. Asante, told the court that on March 7, 2015 at about 6 a.m., Ali spotted the victim sitting alone in front of her house while her mother was busy arranging her wares in her shop. He said Ali lured his victim into a weedy and uncompleted building adjacent the victim’s house and sexually abused her. After the act, the prosecution said Ali ran out of the building but was seen by a witness whose house was attached to the uncompleted building. After some minutes, the victim came out of the building crying and complained of severe abdominal pains to the witness who took her to the mother. Later, the mother also noticed some blood stains in the victim’s pants and during interrogation, the victim revealed her ordeal to her mother. Chief Inspector Asante said a report was made to the police and Ali was arrested.

– Credit: Graphic Online

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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