Judge unhappy with delay in minor’s murder case

LawA Judge has expressed worry over the delay in the trial of a 22-year-old mason who allegedly strangled a seven year old girl to death after having sex with her.

Mr Worlanyo Kotoku noted that it had been almost a year and half since Lucas Agboyie a.k.a Sky Lover, or Sympathy’s case had been dragging on.

Agboyie, charged with murder, has had his plea reserved.

Although a duplicate docket has been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General, the court is yet to receive the advice on the case.

When the case was called, Agboyie recounted that he had regretted his deed, in the presence of the victim’s mother who attended the proceedings.

The incident took place on April 19, last year, at Kubekro No 0ne, near Atadeka in the Ashaiman Municipality.

The case of prosecution is that the deceased, Ruth Ankomah, was a class one pupil of Meshach Academy School at Zenu, in Ashaiman. The victim and her mother lived at Kubreko Number One, near Atadeka at Ashaiman.

The accused person is a mason apprentice, living 200 meters away from the deceased’s house. On April 19, last year, at about 0800 hours, the deceased’s mother prepared porridge and gave her GHC 20 to go and purchase bread at a nearby shop for breakfast.

The Prosecution said having waited for a long time without Ruth’s return, she became alarmed and searched for her in the area, but to no avail.

Later, an informant told her that he saw the accused person pulling the victim into his metal container. The search team marched to the container but the accused was nowhere to be found.

However, they found the naked body of the victim lying in a supine position on an old student mattress with blood oozing from her nostrils and mouth.

The search team nabbed Agboyie during the search and he confessed to killing the girl after having sex with her.

The Prosecution said the accused, during the interrogation, said he wanted to have sex with the victim but she screamed, hence he strangled her after which he had sex with her.

The Police, during their visit to the scene, saw bruises on the neck of the deceased, with her vagina swollen, while her pant, sandals and dress were lying beside her.

The matter has been adjourned to September 30, while Agboyie has been remanded into lawful custody.

Source: GNA

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