24.12.2015 Crime & Punishment

Unemployed remanded for Causing Harm

Unemployed remanded for Causing Harm
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Accra, Dec. 24, GNA - Kinsley Kwabena Gyekye, unemployed who struck the face of a co-tenant for rebuking him for smoking Indian hemp on Thursday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

Gyekye, a 20 year old unemployed contends that Madam Esther Annor had also reported his conduct to his father and siblings. As a result the complainant sustained a deep cut on her face.

Charged with causing harm, Gyekye pleaded guilty.
The court presided over by Mr H.E Essandoh remanded him into lawful custody to reappear on January 6.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector Francis Tarsan said Gyekye resides in the same house with complainant. On December 18, this year, the complainant was washing her clothes while accused person in the company of his friends was seen smoking Indian hemp.

Chief Inspector Tarsan said the complainant who saw the accused person smoking, advised him to desist from that act.

On December 20, this year, prosecution said Madam Annor was standing in front of her room when accused confronted her for reporting him to his father and sister for smoking Indian hemp.

Without any provocation, Gyekye struck the complainant in the face and she sustained a deep cut.

The complainant was rushed to the Hospital for treatment and later on discharged.

Prosecution said a report was made to the Police and Gyekye was arrested. During interrogation, Gyekye admitted the offence.


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