Gabriel Akwasi Ofori, 29, was sentenced to seven years in jail with hard labor by the Kumasi Circuit Court for defiling a 13-year-old girl.
Supt. Susana Dery, the Ashanti Regional Coordinator of the Ghana Police Service’s Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit, is concerned about the increasing number of defilement and rape cases.
“Whether the girl agreed or not, you have defiled her when she is under the age of 16 and you have sexual intercourse with her.” Children nowadays are daring; they observe things on social media and act on them. Men almost always deny, which is a bad thing.”
Dr. Jones Opoku Ware, a criminologist and lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, is concerned about the fundamental variables that contribute to rape and defilement cases, which he believes society should pay attention to.