Pensioner accused of defiling four children; Court orders arrest

Emmanuel John Kwesi Mensah Dadson is facing four counts of defilement.

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An Accra Circuit Court has ordered the arrest of a 66-year-old pensioner for allegedly defiling four children in Tema West Municipality.

Emmanuel John Kwesi Mensah Dadson, who is said to have defiled the victims aged five, 10, 11, and 12 in turns on separate occasions, failed to appear in court.

When the matter was called before the Court this morning (Monday) the alleged paedophile was absent.

He was, however, represented by his surety. Prosecution led by Superintendent of Police Agnes Boafo prayed the Court for a bench warrant to arrest the accused over his failure to be present in court. 

The Court presided over by Christina Cann obliged the prosecution’s request. The matter has been adjourned to February 13. Dadson is facing four counts of defilement.

The facts as seen by the GNA indicated that the complainants are two in the matter.

One of the complainants, a trader, is the mother of two of the children, aged 12 and 10. The second complainant is a mason and father of the others, aged 11 year and five years.

According to the facts, the accused person is a retiree residing at a church premises at Lashibi and complainants, victims and accused have known each other for the past four years.

Based on the said friendship, the victims visited the accused person to assist them with their homework and watch television in his wooden structure close to the church.

The accused person is said to have lured the victim into his room one after the other on separate occasions and had sexual intercourse with them. 

On November 11, 2022, the complainants reported the matter to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit to report the matter.