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05.07.2005 Tabloid News

Trader weeps after sentence


Kumasi, July 5, GNA - A 23-year-old went on his knees with tears when he was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment in hard labour by a Kumasi circuit court for assault and causing harm.

Akenlenbona Ayimbora pleaded guilty to the charges. Prosecuting, Police Inspector Nana Yaw Amofa told the court, presided over by Mr Essel Mensah that on May 5, this year, Ayimbora went to West Side Spot, a drinking bar at Bantama to assist his brother who is a waiter there.

He said at about 2300 hrs. a misunderstanding arose between the accused and some customers. In the midst of the confusion, Akwasi Owusu Anangwena, the complainant, went to separate them and pleaded with both parties to leave the spot for peace to reign.

Inspector Amofa said, however, that the accused paid no heed to the complainant and instead pulled out a knife from his pocket and inflicted several wounds on the complainant's neck, waist and stomach.

He said the sudden twist of events attracted people to the scene who apprehended Ayimbora, seized the knife and sent him to the police while the victim was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).