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18.11.2009 Social News

Court grants bail to two women

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Kade, Nov. 17, GNA - A district magistrate's court at Kade, on Tuesday granted GHC 800 bail with a surety each to two unemployed women who insulted another woman that she was a witch.

Esi Yaaba and Yaa Mansah Abban were charged on two counts of offensive conduct and unlawfully assaulting Linda Afriyie.

They pleaded not guilty to both counts and they will re-appear at court on November 26.

Police Inspector D.T. Nartey told the court presided over by Mr Abdul Majid Iliasu that the accused persons lived at "Number Four village" near Akwatia.

Prosecution said that the complainant and the accused persons lived in the same house and had been quarrelling for the past 10 years.

Insp Nartey said Afriyie as a result of the frequent quarrels left the house and the chief and opinion leaders of the community tried to resolve the dispute but to no avail.

Prosecution said that on October 6 this year, Yaaba told Afriyie that she was a witch while she (Yaaba) was passing by Afriyie's chop bar.

Insp Nartey said Yaaba left the chop bar and returned to the place with Mansah and both of them insulted Afriyie that she was insane and that she would go back to Ankaful Psychiatric hospital from where she was recently discharged.

Prosecution said Mansah hurled a stone at Afriyie, injuring the head and Afriyie reported the case to the Police.


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