A fifteen years old girl has been defiled by a twenty (20) years old boy in a village called Wassa Agave in the Wasa East district of the Western Region.
The young lady has become four months pregnant as a result, and has subsequently become a drop out.
According to the victim's mother, Madam Christiana Fiagble, the daughter was returning from selling some goods for her when the two young men at 20 year old Kotey, in the company of one of his friends, apprehended that the young girl accosted her Anne Danielle slept with the young lady and the process.
The mother narrates that the young lady, on return from selling those goods, was being followed by these two young men, with Kotey proposing love to her daughter.
"My daughter refused the proposal and told them she is almost home and that it will be better they returned. But Kortey and his friend had other plans. They dragged my daughter into the bush. Kortey's friend held her to the ground while he (Kortey) had his way with her.
"They threatened her that if she ever tells the story to anybody, they will deal with her ruthlessly. So being afraid, my daughter never mentioned it to me," she told Takoradi-based SKy Power FM.
According to Madam Fiagble, she realised some changes in her daughter after some time, and therefore decided to find out what was going on. She adds that it was upon this that her daughter narrated everything that had happened to her.
"I realized the body of my daughter had 'changed' after four months; she was vomiting, and the breast had become heavy. So I apprehended her and asked of what was wrong with her. That was when she opened up to me, narrating the entire story to me," she stated.
The mother therefore summoned the boy and his family to the Chiefs palace for the right things to be done. The Chiefs, on their part, performed all the appropriate rituals to appease the gods for that happened because, per tradition, the gods prohibit people having sex in bushes.
But the interesting twist in the story is yet to unfold.
While the proceedings at the traditional council was going on, it came to light that this was the second time the young girl had been defiled; the first being when she was 14 years old. With that they had to perform another ritual to free her from the bondage. It was at this point that the father of the young man (Kortey), who defiled her on the second time, decided that if that’s the case then his son is innocent and therefore he should be pacified for his name being dragged in the mud.
According to Madam Fiagble, the man has subsequently summoned them to the Chief's Palace, demanding payment of 5000 Ghana cedi in penalty for his name being dragged in the mud.
But will the family pay? The drama still unfolds.
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