Accra, Dec. 16, GNA – An Accra Circuit Court has granted a GHC10,000.00 bail to a driver who allegedly stabbed a bus conductor (mate) over GHC1,100.00.
Razak Fuseini, the driver accused Paintsil Kpanoba, the mate, of stealing his (Fuseini’s) money which led to a scuffle that resulted in Fuseini stabbing Kpanoba in the rib with a knife.
The Court, presided over by Mrs Susana Eduful instructed that only family members should stand surety for Fuseini.
She also asked Fuseini’s sureties to settle Kpanoba’s medical bills.
Fuseini, 27, denied the offence and will make his next appearance at the court on January 20, 2023.
Kpanoba on the other hand pleaded with the court to discontinue the case since Fuseini’s parents were taking care of him.
Police Chief Inspector Samuel Ahiabor said both Kpanoba and Fuseini lived at the Osu-Madina bus station near the Presbyterian Church at Osu in Accra.
He told the Court that at about 2040 Hours on December 1, 2022, one Enock Taylor arrested Fuseini and sent him to the Police Station where he reported that around 2000 hours on the same day, he came across Fuseini and Kpanoba fighting fiercely around the bus station.
He said during the fight, Fuseini brought out a knife from his car that was parked close by and stabbed Kpanoba in the right rib, causing him to bleed profusely.
Kpanoba was rushed to the Police hospital for treatment.
The prosecution said police proceeded to the hospital and saw Kpanoba lying on a stretcher receiving treatment.
He said investigations revealed that Fuseini met Kpanoba with one Duodu, in a car near the bus station.
The prosecution said Fuseini accused Kpanoba of stealing his GHC1,100.00, leading to an argument and the fight between the two.
Chief Inspector Ahiabor said Fuseini wanted to escape from the scene after the act but was chased by Taylor, who caught up with and arrested him.
Fuseini in his statement admitted the offence and was put before the Court after investigations.
Source: Ghana News Agency