A Ghanaian footballer has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment for sodomizing a six-year-old boy, OccupyGh.com reports.
The culprit who has been identified as Solomon Brown, 19 years of age, pleaded not guilty to the ‘shameful’ act, although he was later found guilty after trial.
According to the presiding judge, although Solomon denied the act, the facts and evidence before court proved that he committed it.
Mrs Rita Abrokwa Doko, the presiding judge further in the course of the trail that Solomon Brown committed similar offense which is also before the court and had been adjourned to August 30.
Police Sergeant Opoku Aniagyei, who held brief for Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire, told the Court that the complainant is a trader and lives at Banana Inn, a suburb of Accra with victim.
He said Brown also live at Zambramaline in Accra.
He said in January 2, this year, the victim was standing in front of their house when Brown came to pass to visit his friend.
The Prosecution said the convict called the boy and lured him into a mechanic shop at the Manbruk Mango Down, near Dansoman and forcibly had sex with him through the anus at a corner of the shop.
He said one Isaac Abeka, a witness in the case, chanced on the act, arrested Brown and handed him over to the Dansoman Police.
The Prosecution said the complainant was informed and she in turn together with the boy reported the case to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service, where she was issued with a medical report form to send victim to the hospital for examination.
Sergeant Aniagyei said the report was sent to the police duly endorsed. He said after further investigations, Solomon Brown was charged and put before the Court.