A 35 year old drinking bar operator who
defiled a 12 year old girl on three occasions
and gave her GHȼ10.00 has been sentenced
to 15 year imprisonment by an Accra Circuit
Jacob Nii Odartey Lamptey, charged with
defilement, pleaded guilty, saying he defiled
the victim once when he was drunk.
The court presided over by Mrs. Rita
Agyemang Budu convicted Lamptey on his
The facts as narrated by Detective Inspector J.
B. Asante are that the complainant was a
carpenter residing at Korle –Gonno in Accra
with her daughter, who is the victim in the
Lamptey also resides in the same area.
Inspector Asante said the victim lived with
her father at Korle-Gonno. On July 20, this
year, the complainant was informed by the
victim’s brother that he saw the victim and
the convict in a room.
Prosecution said when the complainant got
home to verify the story, the victim fled the
house. The following day, prosecution said the
victim was seen hiding at the Tuesday market
A witness however brought her home and
when she was quizzed she told her father that
the convict had defiled her on three
The prosecution said the victim told them that
the convict gave her GHȼ10.00.
Prosecution said the victim’s father reported
the matter to the Police at Mamprobi and
Lamptey was arrested and a medical form was
issued to the victim.
The prosecutor said during interrogation,
Lamptey confessed that he had sex with the
victim once, and that, he was then under the
influence of alcohol.