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27.04.2009 Crime & Punishment

Court jails trader for threatening to kill his mother

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Accra, April 27, GNA - A Circuit Court in Accra on

Monday sentenced a 30 year-old trader to five years' imprisonment

in hard labour for threatening to kill his mother with a broken bottle.

Emmanuel Adjei pleaded guilty to threat of death when he

was arraigned on April 20, abut the court, presided over by Mrs Ivy

Heward-Mills deferred sentence for Monday.
Chief Inspector Ben Darfour said the complainant, Ms

Theresa Owusu, was a trader and the mother of the accused.

He said Adjei, who had received financial assistance from

his family but failed to make any headway in life, harassed them

The prosecutor said anytime Adjei visited Ms Owusu in

her home, he quarrelled with her and threatened to kill her.

On April 16, at about 1730 hours while Ms Owusu was in the

house together with a son, Adjei bumped in, picked up a bottle,

broke it and threatened to kill her.
The prosecution said the complainant and her son sought refuge

in a kiosk and Adjei who could not trace them went to a nearby spot

to drink.
The prosecutor said the complainant and her son called

the Police and Adjei was arrested.

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