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Basse man in police net for sleeping with schoolgirl

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By Momodou Jawo

Police in Basse have arrested one Mr M Secka, a businessman for sleeping with a 17-year-old schoolgirl.
Secka, a married man with two wives is currently remanded at the Janjangbureh prison. The accused, according to our sources was under police surveillance as he was alleged to be always skirt chasing underage girls around the Basse metropolis.

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Police spokesman Assistant Superintendent Foday Conta confirmed the development and said the matter was reported to the Basse police on 3 October.

PRO Conta said the accused was arrested after police detectives conducted investigations into the allegations. “The suspect, after being interrogated by the police, confessed to sleeping with the underage girl. The victim was then escorted to the Basse District Hospital were medical examinations were conducted on her, which revealed that, the accused had carnal knowledge of her,” Conta noted.

The GPF spokesperson explained that the accused was arraigned at the Basse Magistrates Court and remanded at Janjangbureh prison pending the final determination of the case.

This newspaper has reliably been informed that Mr Secka has stated that he intended to marry the 17-years schoolgirl. He is expected to stand trial at the Basse High Court on 23 October.

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