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19.07.2005 Tabloid News

Kenkey seller charged for pouring hot oil on colleague

GNA

Tema, July 19, GNA- Aba Atta, a kenkey seller, who splashed hot oil on a woman for demanding money she owed her was on Monday granted a 50 million cedi bail by the Tema Circuit Court "A".

She pleaded not guilty to causing harm and would re-appear on August 11.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Mary Assunta told the court presided over by Mr Charles Asiedu that Madam Veronica Segbefia sold three "olonka" tins of pepper to the accused for 108,000 cedis to be paid later.

After paying an initial amount of 68,000 cedis she failed to pay the rest.

Police Inspector Assunta said when Madam Segbefia went to collect the money, the accused asked her to wait and without provocation she splashed hot oil on the complainant.

Madam Segbefia sustained burns and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

In another development, Dauda Aderemi, a businessman, who defrauded three people totalling 8.5 million cedis under the pretext of renting rooms for them at Ashaiman was granted 20 million cedis bail. He pleaded not guilty to fraud by false pretences and would re-appear on August 11.

The prosecutor said some Nigerians have built houses at Ashaiman and engaged Aderemi as the caretaker.

The accused took advantage of buildings and between March and May this year, took the monies from his unsuspecting victims with the promise of renting some rooms to them.

The victims are Mr Daniel Siaw, electrician, who parted with 2.7 million cedis, Mr Daniel Teye Charmetey, three million cedis and Mr Emmanuel Tetteh, driver, who lost 2.8 million cedis.

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