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15.02.2006 Tabloid News

Kenkey seller fined for assaulting colleague over customer


Cape Coast, Feb. 15, GNA - Efua Nyarkowa, a 54-year-old kenkey seller who assaulted a colleague because she had "snatched" her customer, was on Wednesday fined 200,000.00 cedis by a circuit court at Cape Coast.

Nyarkowa, who pleaded guilty and would go to prison for 28 days in default was in addition, ordered to pay 200,000 cedis compensation to Madam Fatima Adamu, the victim.

Madam Adamu, who was jointly charged along with Nyarkowa for disturbing the peace in a public place, was, however, acquitted and discharged when it became evident that she had been assaulted. Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Sophia Assan told the court presided over by Mr Beresford Acquah that both women lived at Moree Junction and sold kenkey at Eguase, on the Cape Coast-Yamoransa road. She said on January 31 this year, at about 1630, Madam Adamu was as usual, selling by the roadside, when a driver pulled up to buy some kenkey.

The prosecution said Nyarkowa's daughter who was then also selling her mother's kenkey, went home to inform her that Madam Adamu had "snatched" her customer and she rushed to the roadside and assaulted Madam Adamu inflicting a deep cut on her forehead.

She said both women reported to the police and they were arrested.