Joyce Danso, GNA
Accra May 31, GNA - A mason on Thursday appeared before the Laterbiokorshie District Court for accumulating human excreta wrapped in polythene bag in a house given to him to work on.
Charged with accumulating human excreta on a premises, Daniel Neequaye pleaded guilty.
The court presided over by Ms Linda Amissah convicted Neequaye on his own plea and sentenced him to a fine of GH¢ 720 or in default go to jail for two months.
Prosecuting Mr E.N.A Okai said the complainant Sophia Annoh is a housewife staying at Appiah Danquah, Laterbiokoshie and Neequaye also resides at Awudome Estates.
Prosecution said for some time now, Madam Sophia has engaged Neequaye to work in her house. On May 26, this year, the complainant travelled and asked Neequaye to continue working until she returned from her trip.
Prosecution said when the complainant returned from the trip, her dog in the house started barking and jumping towards the backyard of the house.
Prosecution said Madam Sophia followed the dog to the backyard and realised that hole had been dug and covered. Based on that, prosecution the complainant engaged a witness to dig into the covered hole and to her amazement she discovered a black polythene bag with human excreta buried in the ground.
On May 28, this year, when Neequaye was questioned by the complainant and he admitted burying the human excreta and explained that where his kids lived, there was no toilet facility in the said house.
A report was made to the Police and Neequaye was arrested and in his cautioned statement he admitted the offence.