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18.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Tenant Jailed for insulting, assaulting landlady


A driver who insulted and assaulted his landlady after damaging a door has been sentenced to 30 days in prison in hard labour by the Asamankese circuit court.

Yaw Panin pleaded guilty on three counts of intentionally and unlawfully causing damage to a door valued at GH ¢20.00, assaulting his landlady, Madam Comfort Mensah, and insulting her in public: behaviour intended to provoke breach of peace.

Police Inspector Wisdom Nuworkpor, prosecuting, told the court that Panin was a tenant in the house of Madam Mensah.

On, March 4, she heard an unusual noise in her house and went to investigate. To her amazement she found Panin breaking a door, which he had no right to destroy, so she confronted him.

Panin became annoyed and assaulted and dragged her landlady on the floor until she was rescued by a witness in the case.

A report was made to the police and Panin was arrested and during interrogation admitted the offence.