Stephen Kwabena Effah
A 34-year-old Customs Officer is facing trial for allegedly sexually assaulting his two daughters, aged seven and 16. Mihael Kojo Brentuo Acquah was yesterday put before the Accra Gender-based Violence Court charged with incest.
Aside that, he is also alleged to have played with the buttocks of his three-year-old son, which caused him pains.
Acquah, pleaded not guilty to three counts of defilement and incest, and was remanded into police custody by the court, presided over by Mrs.Gerogina Mensah- Datsah, until December 8.
Prosecution told the court that Acquah and his family lived at Mamprobi Banana Inn, and sometime this year, he started defiling his two daughters in their room.
Police Prosecutor Sara Ekua Acquah said the accused person’s son complained to his mother that he had been experiencing pains after his father “played” with his buttocks.
The prosecution said when his wife confronted him over his son’s allegation against him, Acquah took offence and rained insults on her.”
Later, there was a misunderstanding between the accused person and his wife, ASP Acquah said, adding that at that point, the 16-year old daughter informed the mother that the accused person had been having sexual intercourse with her and her younger sister.
According to the prosecution, the 16-year old told her mother that the accused person threatened to take her to her grandmother in the village should she ever reveal the sexual escapades to her mother.
ASP Acquah told the court that the last time the accused had sex with the 16-year old girl was on November 11.
The mother of the victims then reported the matter to the police which issued them with medical forms for examination.
The accused person was later arrested and put before court.