Crime & Punishment of Monday, 5 November 2012

Source: GNA

Court remands teacher for assaulting wife

A Cape Coast Circuit Court on Monday remanded Clement Appiah a pupil teacher into police custody for allegedly assaulting his wife and causing unlawful damage to her salon .

Appiah who pleaded not guilty would re-appear on Monday, November19

Prosecuting, Police Inspector Christiana Sampong told the court presided over by Mrs Florence Okai Otu that on October 24, Appiah returned home at about 2300 hours and forced his way into the room where his wife and three months old baby were sleeping and held her head and demanded that she should serve him dinner.

She said this resulted into a scuffle during which Appiah assaulted his wife who managed to escape with the baby.

The accused threw away the belongings of his wife and emptied the content of her bags and that of the baby on a nearby rubbish dump.

Inspector Sampong said Appiah also broke into his wife’s saloon and destroyed property worth GH¢2,100.

She said a report was later made at the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Cape Coast where a medical report form was issued to the complainant to attend hospital for treatment.

Appiah was later arrested.