AfricaCobbler Bags 10 Years for Defiling Minor In Bathroom

Cobbler Bags 10 Years for Defiling Minor In Bathroom


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ACCRA GHANA – A 25-year-old cobbler has been sentenced to ten (10) years imprisonment for having carnal knowledge of a 15-year-old girl while taking her bath in their home.

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The convict, Kwabena Appiah, according to local media is said to have seen the victim taking her bath and walked into the bathroom, asked the victim to bend down and defiled her.


In court, having charged with defilement, Appiah pleaded guilty. The court presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah convicted Appiah on his own plea and sentenced him accordingly.

Chief Superintendent of Police Patience Mario told the court that the complainant was a 39-year-old cleaner residing at Madina, Accra.

Chief Supt. Mario said the complainant and the accused person, now convict, resided in the same area. The prosecution said the victim was a Junior HIGH School student.

It said on April 7, 2023, the complainant’s husband told her (complainant) that their daughter was “no longer a virgin”.

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The prosecution said the complainant and her husband called the victim and she confirmed that she was not a virgin and that Appiah had had sex with her in the bathroom on April 5.

It said the complainant reported the matter to the Madina Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit and a Police Medical Report form was issued to the victim to seek medical care for the victim.

The prosecution said Appiah was then arrested and in his caution statement, he admitted to have committed the offence.

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