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Two friends who took turns to defile a 13-year-old girl at Nungua have been remanded into Police custody by an Accra Circuit Court.

Aaron Acheampong, a student and Agbenyo Cyril Eli, a sales person have jointly been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and defilement.

Eli is facing an additional charge of abduction.

They both pleaded not guilty before the court presided over by Mrs. Rita Abrokwah Doko.

The court is expected to rule on a bail application made by the lawyers of the accused on March 8.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the complainant is a trader and mother of the victim. The victim resides with her mother at Nungua.

The Prosecution said Acheampong and Eli are the complainant’s friends.

He said on January 29, this year, the complainant celebrated her birthday and the two accused persons attended the party.

Mr Atimbire said at 2300 hours that same day the complainant went out leaving the victim behind in the house and at that juncture the two accused persons conspired and Acheampong had sex with the victim in her mother’s room while Eli kept watch at the gate.

He said after the act Eli gave the victim some pill to take to avoid getting pregnant.

The Prosecution said on February 10, this year at about 1245 hours Acheampong visited the victim in the complainant’s house, and in the absence of the complainant, had sex with the victim again.

Prosecution said the victim however confided later in Eli that she wanted to leave her mother’s house and needed someone who would assist and pay her school fees.

He said on hearing this Eli on February 14, this year at about 1230 pm, lured the victim to Nungua Ravico and later to his house at Kantamanto.

The Prosecution said in the house, Eli inserted his fingers into the victim’s vagina and had sex with her and then took the victim to his friend known as Richmond at Regimanuel Estates.

According to prosecution, the said Richmond who is now at large, also had sex with the victim twice.

He said the complainant searched every where for the victim but to no avail and went to the offices of Airtel Tigo and took details of the victim’s phone calls where it came to light that Eli had made several calls to the victim.

He said a report was then made to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit (DOVVSU and Eli was nabbed, and in his caution statement confessed that he had kept the victim at his friend’s house at Regimauel Estates.

Prosecution said when Richmond heard about Eli’s arrest, he freed the victim and fled



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