An official of the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has found himself at the wrong side of the law for allegedly defiling his two biological daughters aged 16 and seven.
Prosecutors said Michael Kojo Brenuo Acquah, 34, had multiple sexual encounters with his two daughters in their (victims’) room until November 2010 when the victims reported their ordeal to their mother.
According to the prosecutors, the last time the accused person had sexual intercourse with his 16-year-old daughter was November 11, 2010.
Acquah was also alleged not to have spared his three-year-old son whom he sexually assaulted. It was his alleged abuse of his son’s buttocks which broke his cover.The three-year-old boy reported his father’s alleged misconduct to his (boy’s) mother, who confronted Acquah and eventually reported him to the police, leading to his arrest.
Acquah, who looked subdued when he was called into the dock to answer the charges, pleaded not guilty to one count of defilement and two counts of incest. He was remanded in custody by the Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs. Georgina Mensah-Datsa, to reappear on December 1, 2010.
A man who appeared to be Acquah’s brother quickly alerted him to the presence of the media when he attempted to leave the court room. With that information, Acquah rushed back into the courtroom to resume his seat.
The middle-aged man who wore a smock confronted a TV3 cameraman for attempting to take pictures of him. A CEPS official in uniform was also spotted standing by the middle-aged man. His mission was unknown.
Eventually, Acquah managed to sneak out of the courtroom when he realised that the journalists were busily taking notes during the trial of Prophet Kwasi Yirenkyi, alias Jesus Onetouch, who is also on trial for allegedly defiling his daughter.
Prosecuting, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mrs. Sarah Acquah, said the victims and the accused person lived at banana Inn, a suburb of Accra, and that some few months ago the three-year-old boy complained that his father had been constantly massaging his buttocks, resulting in pain.
According to the prosecution, the accused person got offended and resorted to insults when his wife confronted him over the incident.
In the ensuing confrontation, the 16-year-old girl was said to have told her mother that Acquah had had sexual intercourse with her on several occasions, the last time being on November 11, 2010.
The older victim also told her mother that Acquah had threatened to send her to the village to live with her grandmother if she dared tell her mother about her ordeal.
The seven-year-old girl also told her mother that Acquah had defiled her. Following the revelations by the victims, their mother reported Acquah to the police, who issued medical forms t o the victims to attend hospital for examination. Acquah was arrested after medical reports had revealed that his daughters had been defiled.
Source: Daily graphic