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Health officer in court for allegedly defiling two teenagers at Nkwanta

A 40-year-old public health promoter with the Nkwanta South Municipal Hospital, Rick Azaglo is standing trial for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of two teenagers in the Nkwanta South municipality of the Oti Region.

According to the Police, the accused person drugged the victims aged 14 and 15 in order to have sexual relations with them.

The victims’ attitude in school raised suspicion and upon being interrogated by the school authorities, their ordeal was revealed and officials of the Nkwanta South social welfare department were alerted. They subsequently reported the matter to the Police.

The accused person was subsequently arrested and charged with the offense.

Police prosecutor, Detective Inspector Bright Nkansah told the Jasikan Circuit Court that the Police retrieved exhibits which are yet to be forwarded to FDA for analytical examination and report.

The accused person, Richard Azaglo’s plea is yet to be taken.

The presiding judge at Jasikan Circuit Court, His Honour Alfred Kwabena Asiedu advised prosecutor Detective Inspector Bright Nkansah to speed up investigation.

Richard Azaglo was admitted to bail with the sum of GHC10,000 with one surety and to re-appear on 13th April 2023.

Source: Ghana News

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