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24.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Farmer charged with threatening fellow tenant

By gna

Emmanuel Boateng, a farmer has appeared before the Kade District Magistrate Court for threatening a contractor and a fellow tenant of a compound house.

Boateng pleaded not guilty and was remanded in prison custody until March 26.

Police Chief Inspector Francis Cobbina, prosecuting, told the court that on July 21, last year, a misunderstanding arose between Boateng and his co-tenant Francis Kwaning, in which the accused threatened the complainant.

The prosecutor explained that Boateng had served time in prison before for similarly threatening Kwaning.

Boateng, who was responsible for the collection of electricity bill, went to the complainant who happened to be the son of the landlord to collect the bill and a quarrel ensued between them.

The prosecutor said Boateng then issued a threat to the complainant,

who took it serious because of the earlier threat and therefore reported the matter to the Police and Boateng was arrested.