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19.03.2004 Tabloid News

Seamstress granted bail for butchering colleague.

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Tema, March 19, GNA- A seamstress who used cutlass to inflict deep cuts on another seamstress has been granted 50 million cedis bail by the Tema Circuit Court "A".

Joyce Frimpong pleaded not guilty to unlawfully and intentionally causing harm and will reappear on March 25, 2004.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Mary Assunta told the court presided over by Mr Charles Asiedu that on November 26, 2003, Joyce without any provocation started casting insinuations against co-tenant Victoria Amponsah that her daughter is a witch.

She said, the following day, at about 1500 hours, Joyce started the utterances again, and this forced Victoria to report the matter to the landlord.

When she returned and was sitting in her porch, Joyce holding a cutlass, attacked her from behind and inflicted a deep cut on her left arm.

The prosecution said Victoria made a report to the Ashaiman police, where a medical report was issued on her. Joyce was later arrested and charged with the offence.