Thursday, August 6, 2009

By: Richard Amosah and Bismarck Nii Ogbamey Tetteh

Emmanuel A. Tetteh, a mechanic residing at Chorkor has been charged for causing harm to Godwin Kpormagbe and Stephen Nyardewor after he bit their ears.
The accused is reported to have become annoyed when he went to Allied Oil filing station to buy fuel and was not served first.
In view of this, he allegedly picked a quarrel with the complainants, employees of the stations and in the process bit them.
The accused who is on bail has however pleaded not guilty to the charge for which reason three witnesses have already been called to testify.
Appearing before an Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Justice D.E.K Dakpetse, Investigating Officer Wisdom Tsade who is the fourth prosecution witness told the court he was on duty at the Chorkor police station when the complainants were rushed to the station.
He said the complainants who are workers of the Allied Oil filling station were attending to customers when the accused came with a gallon in hand to buy diesel.
Tetteh became angry because he was not served first. This resulted in a misunderstanding between the complainant and the accused.
A witness tried to accompany the accused out of the filling station but he came back and confronted the complainant; this degenerated into a struggle and in the course the accused bit the complainant’s left ear. The second complainant, Stephen Nyardewor rushed to the aid of the first complainant only for the accused to bite his left ear as well, chopping part of it.
After they had lodged their complaint, they were issued with medical forms to attend hospital for treatment. The accused was arrested to the station and re-arrested for investigation. In his caution statement he did not deny biting the complainants.
The case has been adjourned to July 17, 2009.
In another development, Vida Owusu, a trader living at Abeka has been charged for defrauding Benjamin Amoah, a businessman of GH¢5,400.
The accused pleaded guilty but her sentence was deferred to July 30, 2009.
Prosecutor ASP Jubiok Michaels informed an Accra circuit court where the accused was standing trial that early this year, the complainant was in dire need of a store to rent at the Kantamanto market in Accra central.
In the process he came into contact with the accused who claimed she had a store at the same location and that she was renting it out for GH¢ 5,400.00 over a period of three years.
The accused after receiving an advance payment, showed Amoah a store which turned out not to be hers. Amoah after realizing that he has been defrauded reported the case to the police who then arrested Owusu.
After the investigations, the accused was charged with the offence and was arraigned before court.
She was granted a GH¢10,000 bail with a surety and convicted on her own guilty plea.

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