The Jasikan Circuit Court has granted bail to Richard Azaglo, a 40-year-old Health Promotion Officer at the Nkwanta South Municipal Hospital, in the amount of GH10,000 with one surety for the alleged defiling of two juveniles, ages 15 and 13.
Azaglo entered a not guilty plea, and the court, presided over by Mr. Alfred Kwabena Aseidu, continued the case until April 13 for case management and conference. The victims, who were students, resided in the Town with the defendant and his wife, according to Detective Inspector Nkansah, the prosecuting attorney, who testified in court. He claimed that after injecting the victims with drugs, the accused had intercourse with them while they were unconscious.
One of the victims’ teacher, according to Detective Nkansah, noticed some changes in the victim and after confronting her, the victim revealed to the teacher that Azaglo had been injecting them. The victim added that they felt extremely weak and instantly dozed off after receiving the injection, along with aches in their private area.
Detective Inspector Nkansah claimed that on March 24, the complainant reported the incident to the Nkwanta Social Welfare Office, which forwarded it to the Ghana Police Service’s Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit. According to him, a medical form was obtained for the victims to go to the hospital, and the investigation revealed that the victims had been penetrated, which led to Azaglo’s arrest.