A 22-year-old man, Lucas Agboyie, has confessed at the Accra Central District Magistrate court to killing a 7-year-old girl at Ashaiman, near Tema, after which he had sex with her corpse.
According to reports, he told the court that he strangled the young girl because she refused him, begging him not to have sex with her. He said:
"It was a Sunday morning and after taking 'ganja', I saw the girl passing. I called her and sent her to go and bring me my towel that had been hung behind my house. On her return, I told her that I wanted to sleep with her but she refused. I held her hand and she began struggling with me.
"She begged and told me to let her go and started screaming. So I strangled her. I then took her to my room and slept with the body. Afterwards, I took the GH¢20 she had in her possession and used it to buy 'ganja'".
The young girl's mother, who was in court, broke down into tears as Agboyie recounted what happened. She had to be consoled by her family members who had accompanied her to the court. Agboyie has been charged with murder and he is currently going through committal proceedings.