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11.09.2020 Crime & Punishment

Court Grants Palm Winer Tapper 20k Bail After Threatening His Wife

Court Grants Palm Winer Tapper 20k Bail After Threatening His Wife
LISTEN SEP 11, 2020

A Palm Wine Tapper, Akwasi Boakye is on the wrong side of the law after he threatened to kill his wife.

The 56-year-old man has been slapped with bail condition of GHC20,000 with two sureties by the Nkawie circuit court in the Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipality of the Ashanti region.

He pleaded guilty and would reappear before the court presided by Johnson Abbey on September 18, this year.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sylvanus Dalmeida, told the court that the complainant and the suspect had divorced but lived in separate rooms in the same house.

He said on August 27 this year at about 4pm, the complainant returned from the farm and detected that her garden eggs seedlings had been damaged and threatened to curse the person who damaged the seedlings.

DSP Dalmeida said two days later, the suspect also returned from the farm and accused the complainant of threatening to kill him with witchcraft.

He, therefore, threatened to kill the complainant and later kill himself.

The prosecution said a report was made to the Nkawie police who arrested the suspect and in his caution statement, admitted to the offence and was therefore charged with the offense.

---Daily Guide

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