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Boxing News of Monday, 5 September 2016


Bukom Banku back in court for assault

Controversial boxer, Braimah Kamako, affectionately known as Bukom Banku has been hauled before an Accra circuit court for assaulting a hairdresser, who denied him a kiss.

The boxer, whose career is struggling, damaged the victim’s Nokia phone valued at GHc40. According to the police charge sheet, Bukom Banku entered the shop of the complainant, Martha Nelson, and demanded a kiss from her. After her refusal to kiss him, the boxer allegedly slapped and punched the lady.

After the physical assault, he snatched her phone and crashed it on the ground.

Bukom Banku subsequently said he would replace her phone with a Samsung Galaxy. He is to reappear in court on Monday, September 5.

This is the latest allegation of assault brought against the controversial boxer who has had previous run-ins with the law but without any of them ending in a prison term.

In March 2016, he was arraigned and granted bail for allegedly assaulting three women after one of them rejected his request for sex. Bukom Banku, in October 2015, also allegedly used a cutlass to assault one Michael Abbey; a resident of Akoto Lantey in Accra, but he again went scot-free.

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