A 44-year-old headteacher of a school at Dansoman, George Agyekum has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old final year Junior High School student.
Agyekum pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement when he appeared before the court presided over by Mrs. Christina Cann.
The Court admitted Agyekum to bail in the sum of Eighty Thousand Ghana cedis with three sureties, two to be justified with landed property worth Fifty Thousand Ghana cedis.
The court adjourned the case to November 23 after ordering the prosecution to file its witness statements.
Prosecution, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire, said the complainant was a trader residing at Shaibu, near Dansoman with the victim, her daughter.
Chief Inspector Atimbire said the victim’s father asked Agyekum to organize extra classes for the victim in preparation for her final examinations.
It said on September 6, this year, in the evening, Agyekum told the victim that her (victim) father asked him to assist her with lessons.
The prosecution said Agyekum then lured the victim into his room and allegedly had sexual intercourse with her.
It said after the act, Agyekum gave the victim GHC50.00 to buy whatever she wanted.
The prosecution said on September 7, this year, Agyekum gave the victim some capsules to insert and swallow not to get pregnant.
The victim, after taking the medicines refused to do as instructed by the headteacher.
The prosecution said the victim approached a “good Samaritan” and narrated her ordeal to her and the said, “Good Samaritan” informed the complainant.
It said on September 17, this year, the complainant reported the incident to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service at Dansoman and Agyekum was arrested.
The prosecution said the police issued a medical form to the complainant to seek medical care for the victim.