Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 8 November 2012

Source: GNA

Court jails mason for unlawfully harming uncle

The Tarkwa Circuit Court has sentenced a 20 year-old mason, Kwabena Abeka, to two years imprisonment in hard labour for unlawfully causing harm to his uncle, Kwasi Nyame.

He pleaded guilty.

Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Edward Paddy told the court presided over by Mr Samuel Obeng Diawuo that on October 3, a misunderstanding ensued between the two when they went to farm, and in the process the convict became furious and hit the complainant with a club on his head.

According to Inspt Paddy, the complainant became unconscious and one Akua Agyapomaah Hawa who was on her way to her farm saw him lying helplessly and rushed to inform people.

He said the complainant was rushed to the Ateiku hospital for treatment.

Inspt Paddy said after the incident, the convict bolted to an unknown destination but he was arrested on October 7, at Enyinase in the Western Region by the Divisional Chief Nana Kwamena Damoah III, and was handed over to the police.