Father handed 22 years jail term with hard labour for defiling daughter
A 42-year-old father has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling his daughter, aged 13.
He was sentenced by the Tema Circuit Court A in the Greater Accra Region.
Daniel Dzoh was arrested at his residence on August 9, 2020, at Bulasi, a suburb within the Ningo Prampram District.
His arrest came after a resident in his area informed Accra-based Citi News about the possible sexual abuse.
Daniel was charged with incest and stood trial for three months with Her Honour Agnes Opoku-Banieh serving as the presiding judge.
After the judgement was passed, Daniel maintained he was innocent.
He blamed his neighbours of polluting the mind of his daughter.
Daniel Dzoh is said to have been defiling his 13-year-old daughter, who is a Class Four pupil, for close to three years now.
According to the victim, her father first raped her at age 10 in a kiosk when her stepmother had travelled for a funeral.
She also had several scars from physical abuse.
The victim’s elder brother, who is 14-years-old, told the radio station that his sister had complained to him about their father’s sexual abuse.
Some neighbours also said the victim had on several occasions reported to them about her ordeal but could do little because they were afraid of the victim’s father.
After her father’s arrest, the victim was put in a children’s home where she received support from the Abuse Relief Corps.