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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 2 February 2018


Driver’s mate jailed for butchering his uncle

Kwabena Francis, a driver’s mate at Bosuso in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern region has been convicted to six (6) months prison sentence in hard labour and additionally fined Ghc2, 400 to be paid as compensation to his Uncle, Tetteh Stephen, for butchering him.

He was convicted by the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ on his own plea of guilty to the offence of causing unlawful harm.

The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Bernard Annor narrating the facts of the case explained that, the incident occurred on January 18, 2018 at about 10:00pm.

He said the victim was in the house when the convict returned home intoxicated and started raining insults on the victim without provocation.

The Prosecutor said, the victim was infuriated by the incessant insult by the convict and replied him which triggered a fight between the two.

During the fight, the convict dashed into his room to pull a cutlass to attack the victim and inflicted multiple cutlass wounds on him and managed to escape after sensing danger.

Chief Inspector Annor stated that, the victim who was bleeding profusely was rushed to Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua where he is currently on admission.