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17.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Pensioner in court for insulting queen mother

By gna

Alhassan Asamani, a pensioner, on Monday appeared before a Ho Circuit court for allegedly insulting a queen mother of Abutia-Kloe.

He pleaded not guilty but upon a plea by his counsel the court directed that the case be settled out of court by March 18.

Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Emmanuel Okudzeto told the court, presided over by Mr. Ernest Obimpeh that on February 25, a queen mother of Abutia-Kloe called at the Sokode-Gbogame taxi station to board a taxi to her village.

She said when she entered one of the taxis, Asamani then seated in the front seat was asked by the driver to move to the back seat to make way for the queen mother.

Inspector Okudzeto said Asamani who obliged tapped the queen mother's shoulder and asked her of her hometown. He said when the queen mother mentioned Abutia-Kloe as her hometown, Asamani said no wonder she was as fat as an exotic pig.

Inspector Okudzeto said when the queen mother expressed her displeasure at the comment Asamani asked, “If you are as fat as an exotic pig shouldn't I say it?”

He said the queen reported the case to the police leading to Asamani's arrest.

GNA

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