A hairstylist has been arraigned before Accra Circuit Court for allegedly abusing(sexually) a 15-year-old girl during school hours at Osu.
He has been charged with the offense of defilement.
Emmanuel Odonkor, 28, has however denied the offense and the court has admitted him to bail.
The Court presided over by Mrs. Rita Abrokwah-Doko, admitted Odonkor to bail in the sum of GH¢10,000 with three sureties to reappear on November 26.
It has further ordered the prosecution to serve the accused and his lawyer with all their documents for a trial to commence.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire, recounted that the complainant was a painter residing at Osu in Accra and Odonkor also resides within the same vicinity.
On October 17, this year, Chief Inspector Atimbire said the victim, together with her school mates, was watching other pupils participating in Physical Education when Odonkor came there to call her.
The prosecution said Odonkor took the victim to his house, which was close to the school, and asked her to watch television in his room while he went to the school to bring her school bag.
Odonkor, however, returned without the victim’s bag saying he was not allowed to bring the bag after mentioning her name to some of the pupils.
The prosecution said Odonkor undressed the victim and had sex with her on his mattress. The victim reached home at 1700 hours and when she was queried she narrated her ordeal to the complainant.
On October 27, this year, the prosecution said the matter was reported to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit where a medical form was issued to the victim to seek medical assistance.
Odonkor was later picked up by the Police.