Indian national in police grips for impregnating 15-year-old

An Indian national is standing trial in Bekwai after being accused of sexually assaulting and impregnating a 15-year-old girl at Manso Atwere in the Ashanti Region.

Jassy Singh, 22, who works as caretaker of excavators in a mining firm has since been granted a GHS20,000 bail with two sureties.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector Stephen Ofori told the court that the accused person lured the victim and had sex with her.

Prosecutors said the victim’s mother, Adwoa Mansah on 7 December  2020 reported the matter to the police after her attention was drawn to the development.

A medical report prepared by the police is still awaiting endorsement as prosecutors say the victim who is three months pregnant and her mother are not cooperating with police investigations, the court heard.

The suspect was later arrested and subsequently arraigned before the court. Singh is facing the court on counts of defilement.

The age of the victim is being challenged by lawyers of the accused person as they maintain their client is not guilty. The court presided over by His Honour Mark Diboro Tairima subsequently adjourned the case to 31 March 2021.

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