Bekwai Circuit court in the Ashanti Region has sentenced a 38-year-old Nigerien scrap dealer- Ibrahim Karaou to 25 years imprisonment in hard labor for defiling a 12-year-old girl multiple times.
The court presided by His Honour Mark Diboro on Friday, March 26, 2021, pronounced Ibrahim Karaou guilty hence convicted him to a total of 25 years on two counts and also made subsequent order that the convict is deported to his country after serving his jail term.
The complainant, a farmer and father of the 12-year-old girl who stays in Poano with the victim while the convict is a scrap dealer in Poano community.
The Prosecuting officer, Detective Chief Inspector Ofori said, on May 26, 2020, at about 8:00pm, the convict lured the victim to his room and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her but lack eluded him when the father of the victim caught the convict red-handed and warned him to stay away from his daughter.
However, on July 12, 2020, the convict lured the victim again to his room, forcibly had sexual intercourse with her, and threatened the victim not to tell anyone.
The convict subsequently threatened the father of the victim who became aware of the second act that he will be killed should he attempt to report the case to the Police.
The father of the victim, nonetheless, reported the case to the Police which a medical form was issued and was dully endorsed by a medical Doctor who indicated the hymen of the victim was broken.
Following the medical report presented to the Police, the convict -Ibrahim Karaou was arrested. He admitted the offense in his caution statement and was charged with the offense.