Karela FC winger remanded for allegedly defiling 13-yr-old girl


A winger with Aiyinase-based Karela FC, Philip Flamini, has been remanded by the District Court in the for .

The incident happened on Saturday, April 29.

The 24-year-old player is alleged to have defiled a 13-year-old girl at the team's club house in Edwakpole, a suburb of Aiyinase in the Ellembelle District.

Confirming the incident to Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, the host of Connect FM's Omanbapa morning show, the Ellembelle District Social Welfare Officer, Jonas Kabutey, indicated that the suspect was after a report was made at the police station by the father of the victim.

He indicates that the suspect was arraigned on Tuesday, May 2 before the Ellembelle District Court, where he confirmed to defiling the young girl.

“At the Court, he confessed to defiling the girl. He alleges the victim rather lured him into committing the act. He has been remanded to reappear a week later,” the Scocial Welfare boss added.

According to Mr. Kabutey, who doubles as the Paralegal of Western Region, the victim is currently undergoing counselling at his office to overcome the trauma.

“She tells me that they live opposite the club house and on that particular day of the incident, her parents were not at home so the suspect lured her to his room and subjected her to that indecent act. He even tore her dresses and refused to listen to her pleas,” he indicated.

Wofa Boah, the father of the victim, indicated that someone saw the player luring her daughter into his room and reported the case to him.

“I was informed about the incident by someone because I was not home on that particular day. My daughter also confirmed it to me and medical examinations has suggested she has developed cuts at her private part. I'm pained because I never expected this to happen to me. I want the to take its natural course,” he indicated.

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