An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a 26-year-old farmer who sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl at Agbogbloshie to 20 years in prison. At the conclusion of the trial, Joshua Boyoor was declared guilty by the court presided over by Mrs. Christina Cann on the grounds of defilement.
The complainant, a 37-year-old small business owner who lives in Dansoman-Agege in Accra, according to the prosecution team lead by Chief Inspector Simon Tekpor. The complainant’s wife allegedly works in Accra’s Agbogbloshie. It stated that the victim was the daughter of the complaint. The now-convicted defendant also resides in Agbogbloshie. According to the prosecution, this occurred on September 9, 2022, at around 7:30 p.m., after the victim had left Boyoor’s home to play with her friends.
It said Boyoor had sex with the victim after luring her into his room and having her undressed. Boyoor allegedly instructed the girl not to tell her parents after the incident. According to the prosecution, when the victim got home, the complainant saw that she couldn’t “walk well” and upon questioning her, the victim admitted to having sex with Boyoor. It claimed that after filing a complaint with the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit in the Greater Accra Area, the complainant received a police medical form for evaluation and care. The medical report, according to the prosecution, was presented, and Boyoor was detained.