Man in court for allegedly procuring defilement of child

Friday, June 24, 2016
One Obi Clement was yesterday paraded before Justice Abi of the Mansakonko High Court, to answer to an allegation of procuring defilement of a child by threats or fraud or administering drugs, and five other counts.

He denied any wrongdoing.

The accused was charged with six counts ranging from rape, to kidnapping, criminal trespass, abduction and procuring defilement of a child by threats or fraud or administering drugs.

When the case was called for mention, A.M. Yusuf appeared for the state with A. Bah and P.H. Jammeh appearing for the accused person.

The particulars of offence in count one stated that the accused person, Obi Clement, on 3 May 2013 at Brikama-Ba village unlawfully had carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl.

Count two stated that the accused person on 9 May 2013, unlawfully had carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl.

Count three stated that the accused in the year 2013, at Brikama-Ba village kidnapped a 13-year-old girl in his house.

Count four stated that the accused person in the year 2013, at Brikama-Ba village entered the house of a 13-year-old through a toilet on several occasions without permission.

Count five stated that the accused person in the year 2013, at Brikama-Ba village abducted a 13-year-old girl from her house/room during the night causing her family looking for her around 1 p.m.

Count six stated that the accused person in the year 2013, at Brikama-Ba village induced a 13-year-old girl and her brother, a minor, with alcohol to have sexual intercourse with the victim.

The case was then adjourned until 14 July 2016, at 10 a.m. for hearing. 

Author: Halimatou Ceesay