Butcher remanded for causing harm at Abuakwa

Thursday 18th April, 2019

By Charles Tawiah, GNA

Nkawie, (Ash), April 18, GNA – A 26-year-old butcher, in court for allegedly harming his neighbour in one eye with an object, has been remanded into prison custody, by the Nkawie Circuit Court, in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District of Ashanti.

Mohammed Adams, alias “The Don”, was said to have been angered to commit the act, when the neighbour refused to give him the GH¢20.00 he demanded from him.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge and the case has been adjourned to April 26, this year in a court presided over by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey.

Prosecuting, Police Inspector Ruth Gborson told the Court that the complainant, Abdul Rahman, was a driver residing at Abuakwa-Manhyia, whiles the accused resides at Abuakwa-Canaan, near Kumasi.

She said in February this year, the complainant went to the Abuakwa police station to visit a relative and met accused detained in police cells over an alleged theft.

The Prosecution said the accused then pleaded with the complainant, to help him secure a bail for him, to which complainant declined.

She said on April 7 this year, at about 2130 hours, Adams, after having been granted bail from the police cell by someone else, met the complainant in front of the Atwima-Mponua Rural Bank at Abuakwa and again demanded GH¢20.00 from the complainant.

The complainant refused and the accused became offended and hit his eye with an object, resulting in a deep cut and profused bleeding.

Inspector Gborson said the complainant rushed to the nearby police station and made a report.

The accused was arrested and in his cautioned statement admitted hitting the complainant with his hands.

He was charged and brought before the Court.