A Bolgatanga Circuit Court has sentenced a farmer to three years imprisonment for defiling an eight-year-old girl at Kanga, in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, Ghana.
The victim was at her father’s fuel station with her sibling, the accused person went there and sent her to buy him water to drink.
“After drinking the water, he bought fuel and asked the victim to follow him to where his tricycle was packed in order to collect the container,” the prosecution, Inspector Baliki Amidu Issaka said.
The accused person covered her mouth and had sexual intercourse with her as she cried, he threatened to kill the victim if she disclosed what happened to anyone.
The complainant reported to the police and he was issued with a medical form to take the victim to the hospital for medical attention and report.
The prosecution said, the accused was arrested at his hide-out, and he admitted the offence in his caution statement.
“The accused person admitted the crime and pleaded guilty but asked for mercy, saying he did not know what came over him, which made him commit the crime,” according to reports.