Court jails trader for threatening to kill his mother
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
The prosecutor said the complainant and her son called
the Police and Adjei was arrested.