An Adentan Circuit Court has sentenced a 22-year-old phone repairer, Solomon Doga, to 14-years imprisonment for posting intimate pictures of a Lebanese woman on social media.
Appearing before the court, he pleaded guilty to charges of sexual extortion and non-consensual sharing of intimate images. Doga prayed to the court for forgiveness.
The court, presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah, convicted Doga on his plea, and sentenced him to 12 years on the charge of sexual extortion.
The court also slapped an additional two-year jail term on the charge of non-consensual sharing of intimate images.
Prosecuting Chief Inspector Maxwell Lanyo narrated that the complainant, name withheld, is a manager of a firm in Accra and a Lebanese.
He said the accused resided at Spintex, Accra. On June 9, 2022, the complainant’s driver sent her phone to Doga to unlock it.
The Prosecutor revealed that while unlocking the phone, Doga went into the complainant’s phone memory and saw her naked pictures.
It said Doga sent the pictures to the complainant, and demanded money from her, adding that the complainant then blocked Doga on her phone.
The Prosecutor further indicated that Doga then splashed the complainant’s naked pictures on Facebook and messenger. According to prosecution, a few minutes after Doga had posted the pictures, people, including her workers, started calling her that her nude pictures had been splashed on Facebook.
Others also started sending love emojis. The prosecution stated that the complainant contacted an IT specialist, and the accused was arrested. The Prosecutor said Doga in his caution statement admitted the offence, and pleaded for forgiveness.