In Northern Region Muslim cleric accused of sodomising 3 boys remanded

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Northern Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Ebenezer Tetteh said the suspect lured the victims, aged between 10 and 15, into his room and allegedly had anal sex with them.

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The Yendi Circuit Court in the Northern region has remanded into prison custody the 70-year-old suspect Alhassan Abubakar, who was arrested for allegedly sodomising three foster children in the Dangbe community of the Nanumba-North District of the Northern Region.

The suspect, Mallam Alhassan Abukari, operates an Arabic school, popularly known as ‘Makaranta’, in Bimbilla in the Nanumba North District in the Northern Region.

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The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Northern Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Ebenezer Tetteh said the suspect lured the victims, aged between 10 and 15, into his room and allegedly had anal sex with them.

He however pleaded not guilty to the defilement charge levelled against him when he was arraigned before court.

According to him, one Awal Iddrisu made the false allegation against him after a misunderstanding between them.

The presiding judge, His Honour Twumasi Appiah advised the prosecutor to change the charge from defilement to unnatural canal knowledge of minors after hearing the case.

Justice Twumasi Appiah also asked that the three boys be tested for sexually transmitted infections by a social welfare officer.

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