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14.02.2005 Tabloid News

Blind man jailed for chopping off girlfriend's wrist

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Cape Coast, Feb. 14, GNA - Martin Kwame Sekyi, a 24-year-old blind man from Twifo Akatakyi near Agona was on Monday jailed eight years by a circuit court at Cape Coast for chopping of the left wrist of one Madam Elizabeth Kumah with a cutlass.

Sekyi, who pleaded guilty was convicted on his own plea. Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Henry Tanor told the court presided over by Mr Mustapha Logoh, that Sekyi and Madam Kumah were lovers and lived in the same village and that for sometime Sekyi has suspected her of having secret affairs with other men in the village and warned her to desist from the practice.

He said Madam Kumah did not take kindly to it and told Sekyi that he had not properly married her in the traditional way and could therefore not stop her form seeing other men.

Inspector Tanor said Sekyi became peeved and told the complainant that he would teach her a lesson any time he found her with another man. He said on January 9 this year, at about 1700 hours Sekyi laid ambush in a nearby bush and when Madam Kumah and a witness in the case were retuning home, he emerged from the bush and attacked her with a cutlass and slashed her left wrist.

Inspector Tanor said the complainant shouted for help and was rushed to the Assin Fosu Catholic Hospital where the wrist, which was badly damaged was amputated and Sekyi was arrested.

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