A 22-year-old man yesterday confessed to the Accra Central District
Magistrate Court to killing a seven-year-old girl at Ashaiman, near
Tema, after which he had s*x with the corpse.
victim after she had refused his advances and even begged him not to
have sex with her.
right after which he saw the girl passing by his house.He said
“It was a Sunday morning and after taking ‘ganja’, I saw the girl
passing. I called her and sent her to go and bring me my towel that had
been hung behind my house. On her return, I told her that I wanted to
sleep with her but she refused.
“I held her hand and she began
struggling with me. She begged and told me to let her go and started
screaming. So I strangled her.
“I then took her to my room and slept
with the body. Afterwards, I took the GH¢20 she had in her possession
and used it to buy ‘ganja’,” he said.
The victim’s mother, who was in court, could not hold back her tears as
Agboyie made the confession.She had to be consoled by her family
members who had accompanied her to the court.
According to the prosecution, the search party believed that the girl
had been killed for ritual purposes and demanded that Agboyie mention
the name of the one who had hired him to commit the crime.
“He insisted that he had killed the girl on his own volition.
Dissatisfied, the residents started beating him and threatened to hand
him over to an angry mob to lynch him,’’ the prosecutor said.
He said Agboyie thereafter mentioned a man named Baba Ali as the one
who had sent him to commit the act, after which he was handed over to
the police. “When the police confronted him on the identity of his
accomplice, Agboyie retracted his earlier statement and said he had
acted alone. ‘’He said he had mentioned the name because of the beatings
he received from the crowd and fear for his life,’
heads and shedding tears.Agboyie has been charged with murder and is
currently going through committal proceedings .