An Mpraeso Circuit Court in Ghana has sentenced a 23-year-old old barber Kwame Amponsah to 114 years in prison for allegedly sodomizing 12 Schoolboys at Atawase, a suburb of Nkawkaw in the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly.
Head of Kwahu West Social Welfare Department, Victor Fayi said the incident came to light on 5th of November 2021 after officers who went for a field work were informed that a young man in the community who is a barber was sexually abusing school children.
Armed with that information and with the help of an Assembly member and opinion leaders, they got the suspect arrested.
“From there we had to take him to DOVVSU which is part of the Ghana Police Service so interrogation started and the guy was remanded for seven days.”8
He revealed that ten pupils testified against him and he confessed to sodomizing them. The barber was first charged with sodomizing 10 boys which he pleaded guilty to, making the judge to sentence him to 100 years in prison with 10 years for each of them.
After evidence of sodomization of two other boys were obtained and brought to court, the convict pleaded guilty again and begged for forgiveness. The judge reduced his sentence for the two to 7 years each.
In all, 23-year-old Kwame Amponsah was handed a 114 years prison sentence.