General News of Monday, 14 January 2013
Following a bizarre quarrel over a coconut tree two women face court charges for severely damaging a man’s anus.
48-year-old Madam Agnes Miezah Bazayi and her 18-year-old daughter, Georgina Morkeh Menlah both appeared in the Half Assini District magistrate’s court and were convicted of a heinous attack on their neighbour’s back passage.
The neighbour, a fisherman named Ezah Kojo had hired a tree surgeon or other such handyman to prune the branches of an overhanging coconut tree which belonged to Madam Bazayi. Branches from the tree were allegedly causing damage to Mr Ezah’s property.
But when the lumberjack arrived he was forced out of the tree by Madam Bazayi and her teenage daughter who used a long sharpened raffia palm branch to poke the workman’s buttocks. When the contractor refused to continue the job Mr Ezah climbed the tree himself, and again the mother and daughter lashed out with their weapon in an attempt to lacerate his bum cheeks.
But the long pointed stick actually penetrated Mr Kojo through the bunghole anus and caused considerable damage and injury to his colon, intestines and rectum aperture.
Kojo was rushed to the Eikwe Catholic Hospital for emergency surgery on his dung-pipe. The injured fisherman was then referred to two other hospitals in the region in a desperate attempt to save his life.
Kojo had to undergo major surgery to create an anal opening in his abdomen and as he can no longer pass faeces in the traditional fashion.
Both Madam Bazayi and Miss Menlah were found guilty of the grievous crime, the case has been referred to the Western Region Supervising High Court Judge in Sekondi so a suitable stern sentence can be given.