21.06.2004 Tabloid News

Woman collapses after husband's conviction

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Accra, June 21, GNA- A 27-year-old trader collapsed on Monday soon after a Circuit Court in Accra had jailed her husband for pressing a heated iron on her chest.

Hanson Adu, a 30-year-old businessman was sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour by the court after pleading guilty to intentionally causing harm to Akosua Sarfoah.

Sarfoah who followed her husband to the cells could not withstand the scene and collapsed in front of the cells but regained consciousness after onlookers poured water on her.

The couple created a scene when the Court had pronounced Adu's conviction.

While, Adu was yelling out "Oh Akosua, Oh Akosua", Sarfoah also calling out" Jesus, Jesus, Jesus."

Police Chief Inspector Emmanuel T. Boison told the court that Sarfoah and Adu are married with two children.

Prosecution said for some time now, Adu had been suspecting Sarfoah of flirting but she had denied.

On June 14, this year, Prosecution said Adu found out that Safoah was keeping three million cedis at home.

Adu became suspicious and at about 1130 hours, the same day, he asked Sarfoah to give him a loan of 500,000. Sarfoah told Adu that she did not have any money on her and that the money he saw was for a customer who supplied her with handkerchiefs.

Prosecution said Adu was not satisfied with the answer and threatened to kill her.

Sarfoah, the prosecution said, pleaded with Adu to spare her life. Chief Inspector Boison said Adu entered his bedroom and return only to press the heated iron on Sarfoah's chest. Sarfoah, who sustained severe wounds, reported the matter to the police. Adu later surrendered himself to the Police at Odorkor and admitted the offence.

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