A 66-year-old pensioner is to be arrested after a Circuit Court in Accra issued a warrant for his arrest for allegedly defiling four children in Tema West Municipality. Emmanuel John Kwesi Mensah Dadson, who is alleged to have defiled the victims who were ages five, ten, eleven, and twelve at different times, did not show up in court. The alleged paedophile was not present when the case was called before the court this morning (Monday). His surety, though, served as his representation. Agnes Boafo, the superintendent of police, led the prosecution’s request to the court for a bench warrant for failure to appear. The prosecution’s request was granted by the Christina Cann-presiding court. The matter will now be discussed on February 13. There are four counts of defilement against Dadson.
According to the GNA’s assessment of the facts, there are two complainants in this case. The mother of the two kids, who are 12 and 10, is one of the complainants and a trader. The second complaint is a mason and the father of two additional kids, who are 11 and 5 years old. The complainants, victims, and accused have known each other for the past four years, and the accused is a retiree who resides on a church property in Lashibi, according to the facts. On the basis of the aforementioned friendship, the victims went to the accused to help them with their homework and watch TV in his log cabin near to the church.
On separate occasions, the accused is said to have persuaded the victim into his room where they engaged in sexual activity. Because of the accused’s sexual misconduct, the victims declined to see him and instead told the two complainants about their experiences. On November 11, 2022, the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit received a complaint from the complainants, who were then given medical forms to send the victim to the hospital for an assessment, treatment, and follow-up.