George Antwi, a 43-year-old driver, has been arraigned for allegedly licking and tickling a 12-year-old girl’s vagina in Twifo Eduabeng, Twifo Atti-Morkwa District, Central Region.
The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Joseph Kusah, alleges that the suspect, a herbal medicine practitioner, invited a victim to his house for medication, then tampered with the victim’s body by smearing medicine on her, resulting in her nakedness.
He told the court that the accused turned off the lights, closed the curtains, played his radio loudly, and began tickling and licking the girl’s vagina.
The accused, after realizing two younger sisters of the victim had witnessed his act upon attempted to cover the case by instilling fear in them and threatening to kill them and their parents if they reported the incident to the community.
Charles Donkoh, the grandfather of the victim, told Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that despite the accused’s frightening experiences, the children reported the incident to their parents, leading to a formal complaint to the police and a medical form, which resulted in the accused’s arrest and arraignment at Twifo Praso District Court.
He was charged with two counts of indecent assault and threats of harm, and after pleading not guilty, he was granted bail of Gh¢5,000 with two sureties by the court.