A 36-year-old man who is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with his 13-year-old daughter through her anus and vagina has been granted bail in the sum of GHc100k by the Gender-based Circuit Court in Accra.

This was after Isaac Tettey, said to be a trader, pleaded not guilty to three charges of incest, defilement and unnatural canal knowledge of his daughter.

As part of his bail condition, he is to produce three sureties two of whom are to be justified with landed property.

The court presided over by Her Honour Mrs. Christiana Cann has directed the prosecution led by DSP Agnes Boafo to file disclosures within 14 days.

The case has been adjourned to October 18, 2022.

*Brief facts*

Per the brief facts of the case as presented to the court by DSP Boafo, said, the complainant is 13-year-old victim (name withheld) staying at Kaneshie near Dansoman station together with her biological father (suspect Isaac Tetteh) for the past five years.

According to the prosecutor, the suspect is a trader and he sleeps on the same bed as the victim and that, during the year 2021, the victim was sleeping when she felt an unusual feeling.

The Prosecutor said, the victim woke up and saw suspect having sexual intercourse with her through her anus and continued having sex with the victim through her anus and vagina to May 2022, when victim’s Aunty Gladys detected that victim cannot walk properly and she interviewed her.

She said, the Victim narrated her ordeal to her Aunty Gladys and upon hearing the bad news confronted the suspect but he denied having sex with the victim.

DSP Boafo said, the victim started avoiding her father by sleeping with her aunty or her grandmother which made the suspect took offense to that.

The Prosecutor said, suspect will either insult victim or beat her without any act of provocation because she refused to sleep in suspect’s room.

“On 22nd September, 2022 at about 6:30pm, suspect beat victim and she came to Kaneshie DOVVSU (Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit) and reported the case.,” the Prosecutor told the court.

“Suspect was arrested for investigation. Police medical report form was issued in the name of the victim to be taken to hospital for examination, treatment and endorsement of the form by police.”

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Murtala Inusah