“If crimes scenes are better captured, justice delivery will also get better,” she said.
The investigator, who claimed she had taken pictures of the crime scene on her phone, said the phone was missing.
“My phone got missing so I don’t have the pictures. When I visited the crime scene, I saw Neem tree leaves scattered on the ground and it looked like someone threw the Neem tree leaves around and plants in the area were lying low,” the investigator told the court under cross-examination.
The judge said the acquisition of the cameras would prevent investigators from keeping crime scene pictures on their phones and avert the transfer of the pictures.
Okoye is alleged to have defiled a 12-year-old girl at Oyibi Estates in the Greater Accra Region.
Charged with defilement, he pleaded not guilty.
The prosecution said the accused was a Nigerian and a mason residing in the same vicinity.
On April 7, 2022, the prosecution said the complainant’s eldest daughter sent the victim to buy her call credit nearby.
It said the victim did not get the credit, so she decided to go back home.
The prosecution said the accused met the victim on her way home and he (the accused) directed her to another place, which had bushes and trees in the area.
It said the accused followed the victim to the bush and forcibly had sex with her, using Neem leaves to cover her mouth to prevent her from shouting.
The prosecution said the accused after the act left the victim to her fate and that in pain, she crawled out of the bush when she heard her mother calling.
It said soon after the victim responded, her mother came to her aid, and she narrated her ordeal to her.
The victim was given a Police medical form to seek medical care.
The matter has been adjourned to November 14 for the prosecution to present the victim in court.