Mason Accused Of Defiling Step Daughter

A mason who is accused of defiling his 11-year old step daughter on three occasions at Nungua has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

The court is yet to take the plea of Isaac Tetteh who is being held for defilement.

The court presided over by Mrs Ruby Naa Akwerley Quaison remanded Tetteh into lawful custody pending investigations.

Tetteh is expected to reappear on September 9.

The case of Prosecuting Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the complainant was a mother of the victim who resides at Ashaiman.

The accused person, prosecution said was the husband of the complainant. Two weeks ago, the victim who lived with her biological father at Ashiaman and went to look for her mother who then was in Nungua but did not find her because she had packed out of the house as a result of a misunderstanding.

Due to her mother’s absence, the victim went loitering and she was sent to the Police Station by a Good Samaritan who opted to take care of the victim while the Police conduct investigations to locate the complainant.

However, during the victim's stay with the Good Samaritan, she sneaked out on three occasions to ascertain whether she could locate her mother at the house.

Detective Inspector Atimbire said Tetteh on all the three occasions had sex with the victim. When the victim was finally reunited with the complainant she narrated her ordeal to the mother.

The victim’s mother lodged complaint with the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service and accused was apprehended while a medical form was issued to the victim to seek medical attention.