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24.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Three charged for causing harm

By gna

Three men have appeared before the Asamankese circuit court for intentionally and unlawfully causing harm to a motor mechanic/driver as he repaired a motor vehicle.

The men, Jonas Tetteh, 22, a motor mechanic, Solomon Mensah, 25, and Richard Mensah, 22, both drivers were granted GH C2000 bail each to reappear on April 6.

Detective Police Chief Inspector X. C. Okorey, prosecuting, told the court that both the complainant Kwaku Ampofo and the accused persons lived at Suhum.

He said on November 23, 2008, the complainant was working on a vehicle clutch by the roadside with the vehicle front doors opened.

Suddenly the three accused riding on a motor bike at a top speed flew past the parked vehicle and without any provocation, one of them banged the door of the vehicle, which forcibly hit the complainant against the vehicle.

The prosecutor said the three men then stopped and the complainant questioned Tetteh who was well known to him, why they should behave in that way but Tetteh rather became offended and slapped him.

He was later joined by the two others who mercilessly beat the complainant up and as a result of the beatings, the complainant sustained injuries on his nose.

The complainant was rescued by a witness and a complaint made to the police who issued him with a medical form to attend hospital at the Suhum Government Hospital.

The hospital later referred him to the Koforidua Central Hospital, which in turn referred him to Korle –Bu Teaching hospital for surgery.