The Wa Circuit Court has sentenced a 35-year-old man to 71 years imprisonment for defiling multiple minors.
The convict, Ahmed Rashid who is a local master of ceremony (MC) was charged with 10 counts of defilement.
Appearing before the Wa Circuit Court, Ahmed Rashid denied the charges brought against him and pleaded not guilty.
Presided by His Honor Jonathan Avogo, the court arrived at the sentence after the convict was found guilty of having sex with seven minors (girls) contrary to section 101 of the Criminal Offenses Act, Act 29.
According to the state prosecutor, twelve victims initially reported the unlawful incident which had been perpetuated by the convict for a long time and four more were confirmed to have suffered multiple sexual penetrations by the suspect while the case was ongoing.
A medical officer at the Wa Municipal Hospital, Dr Alhassan Mohammed Mubarak confirmed the assaults in a quiet and teary court on August 23 which added up to the sentencing of the convict.
Dr. Mubarik confirmed that all the victims had lost their hymens.