Musician remanded for kicking girlfriend’s genitals over phone messages
A musician who allegedly violently stamped his girlfriend's right leg and kicked her in the genitals after discovering pictures of her with another man has appeared before an Adentan Circuit Court.
Benjamin Kobla Doamekpor allegedly fought his 23-year-old girlfriend over phone chats and pictures.
Police say the accused committed the act when the victim wanted to leave his house after spending some days with him at Katamanso in the Greater Accra Region.
The victim has a fractured leg and was in Plaster of Paris (POP) and is currently in pain in the genitals.
Doamekpor pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing harm.
He is expected to reappear on October 30, 2023.
Counsel for Doamekpor prayed for bail, saying his client was not a flight risk and was ready to pay the medical bills of the victim.
Defence counsel urged the court to admit Doamekpor to bail because he had a fixed place of abode.
Prosecution led by Chief Inspector Maxwell Lanyo opposed the grant of bail, saying the Police had difficulties in reaching out to the accused to attend court.
According to the prosecution, the Police made several calls before the accused could appear in court.
It said although the accused person was on police enquiry bail, the Police would need him to assist in investigations.
The court presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah obliged the prosecution’s prayer and remanded Doamekpor into Police custody.
The case as narrated by the prosecution is that the complainant is a businesswoman residing at Labadi and the accused person is a boyfriend to the younger sister of the complainant.
The prosecution said on October 10, 2023, at about 0900 hours, the complainant came to Adenta DOVVSU and reported that the victim had gone to visit the accused person at Amrahia.
The prosecution said the complainant told the Police that on October 1, 2023, she started receiving distress phone calls from the victim that the accused person had beaten her to the extent that she was in clutches with her right leg in POP after sustaining a fracture.
It said on receipt of the complaint, the Police together with the complainant proceeded to Amrahia where she led the Police to a house in Katamanso where the victim was seen in a room and clutches, confirming the earlier complaint by the complainant.
The prosecution said the victim was rescued and brought to Adenta DOVVSU and the victim was interviewed.
The prosecutor said the victim disclosed that she visited her boyfriend (the accused person) on September 25, 2023, and on September 27, 2023, she wanted to leave but the accused person prevented her from leaving.
It said Doamekper snatched her phone from her and went through her messages.
Prosecution told the court that Doamekpor saw a chat on the phone of the victim together with photos of the victim in bed with another man and that got him angry, and he assaulted her.
The prosecution said the victim told the Police that she fell and the accused violently “stepped” on her right leg, causing a fracture and he also kicked the victim in the genitals.
The court heard that when the accused person saw that the victim had a fractured leg and was unconscious, he rushed her to Saint Patrick Hospital in Koforidua for medical attention.
The prosecution said the accused person told the victim to tell her relatives that she fell into a gutter and had a fractured leg.
When the accused person was cautioned, he admitted the offence but said he did not mean to injure the victim.