The Ashaiman Circuit Court is hearing a case of a 9-year old girl who was allegedly defiled by her uncle Kofi Sekyi who also tried to compensate her with Kalypo, a fruit juice.
Narrating the incident on Monday, the victim who was 8 at the time of the incident, said she had been staying with her uncle for a year at Jericho, Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.
She said on a fateful Thursday night while the neighborhood experienced a typical black-out, she was awoken by her uncle.
“He said he would lash me with a belt if I did not wake up…,” the victim recalled.
Although she was reluctant, her uncle removed her underwear and inserted his penis into her vagina.
“…I started bleeding and he gave me kalypo to drink but the blood did not stop. He smeared some medicine on my vagina but I still bled profusely and now, my vagina was burning because of the medicine."
She lost consciousness and came to, only to find herself in a bed at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Her uncle Kofi Sekyi also known as Samuel Inkoom has denied raping his niece.
He claimed the child woke him up one dawn complaining of bleeding.
Realising the severity of the bleeding, he called the girl’s father who happens to be his junior brother to inform him.
The prosecutor, Chief Assumani was baffled by Kofi Sekyi's statement.
He explained that his statement in court is in sharp contrast with an earlier statement he made at the police station where he admitted defiling the girl.
The presiding judge, Lydia Osei-Marfo has requested a relative who happens to play a lead role in taking the girl to the hospital to appear before the court for questioning.
She has adjourned the case to Thursday 30th April, 2015.
Kofi Sekyi is still on remand at the Ashaiman community 22 police station.