(ALLAFRICA) -fifty-year old Evangelist has been arraigned before an Accra circuit court for indecently assaulting two siblings, aged five and eight years at La, a suburb of Accra, by putting his hand in their vagina.

The Evangelist, Michael Ashirifi, who is the Landlord of the victim?s mother, was accused of inserting his fingers into the vagina of the two children.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge of Indecent Assault, when he appeared before the court, presided over by Miss Sedinam Agbemava.

The two basic school children, who happen to be siblings, were assaulted by the accused person on October 6 and 8,2012.

The accused person was, however, granted bail in the sum of GH?1600, with one surety to be justified.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Veronica Offei told the court that the complainant, Grace Kolibea, was a ward assistant living at La, a suburb of Accra, with the victims, who are her daughters in the accused person?s house.

(ALLAFRICA) However, on October 6, 2012, at about 12pm, while the victim was standing by a gutter in front of the house, the accused person invited her into his room, and under the pretext of sending her, he indecently assaulted her by inserting his middle finger into her vagina.

The victim, after the act, was warned by the accused not to tell her mother else she will be beaten, but unfortunately, when the victim was coming out of his room, the mother spotted her and questioned her. She then revealed her ordeal to the mother.

The elder sister was also assaulted on the 8th of the same month, through the same procedure of sending her.

The prosecutor noted that the complainant lodged a complainant the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) Greater Accra Region Unit and the complainant was issued with a Police medical form to send the victims to hospital for examination, treatment and report.

Chief Inspector Offei further told the court that when the accused person heard that a case had been reported against him, he rented out his room and went into hiding, but luck eluded him when he was spotted in a mechanic shop at La, on July 19,2013 and was arrested and sent to the Unit.

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