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A Cape Coast Circuit Court on Tuesday granted a Gh¢40,000.00 bail to Ali Saliu a 23-year-old unemployed man for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old boy.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement and the case was adjourned to Wednesday, April 17 this year.

Prosecuting, Detective Inspector John Asare Bediako, told the Court presided over by Mrs. Dorenda Smith Arthur that, the complainant, a petty trader resides in the same vicinity as the accused at Essuekyir in the Cape Coast Metropolis.

The Prosecution said about three weeks ago, the victim fell sick, became withdrawn and refused to disclose what was wrong with him to anyone.

He said he was then sent to his grandparents at Pra Ewusi near Abura-Dunkwa where he confessed to them that the accused and his younger brother who is 10 years had been having sexual intercourse with him through his anus.

The Prosecution said the grandfather incensed by the confession, immediately reported the case to the police and Saliu was arrested and brought to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) in Cape Coast.

He said a medical report form given out to the victim to seek medical attention at the hospital.

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