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Court orders abortion for girl, 15

court_hammerA court has ordered that a 15-year-old girl who was defiled by two friends and got pregnant should undergo a legal abortion. The Circuit Court at Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region presided over by Mr. Osei Kwame, gave the order with the consent of the girl’s parents to enable her to continue her education, she is in primary six.

The two friends were last Monday sentenced to seven years imprisonment each, after pleading guilty to defilement. Police Chief Inspect Charles Arthur told the court that the accused, William Anaaba, a barber and his friend, Kofi Sarpong, a palm wine tapper, both 24 lived at the same room at Emehame, near Goaso while the girl lived about four kilometers away.

He said Anaaba had been in sexual relationship with the girl for some time and on November 3, unknown to the girl’s parents, she went to Anaaba’s house to inform him that she was two months pregnant and asked Anaaba to give her money for abortion but Anaaba said he did not have money. The girl then decided to live with the two friends until she got the money.

The prosecution said while Anaaba was away at work, Sarpong slept with her for the three days that she spent with them. When she returned home afterwards and was questioned by her parents, she narrated the incident to them.

The parents reported the case to the police and the Goaso Government hospital confirmed she was pregnant.

Source: GBC

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