Jailed Marwako supervisor to appeal sentence

Accra, Jihad Chaaban, the jailed supervisor of the Abelenkpe Branch of the Marwako Restaurant, has instructed his lawyers to file for an appeal against his nine-month sentence by the Abeka District Court.

The Counsel for the convict, Julio De Medeiros, said his client disagreed with the judgement and he was going to immediately start working on the appeal process.

The Court found Chaaban guilty of unlawfully causing harm and assault; but found him not guilty of offensive conduct conducive to breach of the peace. It thus gave him six months imprisonment for assault and nine months for causing harm. Both sentences are, however, to run concurrently.

Chaaban, on February 28, this year, angrily grabbed the neck of Ms Evelyn Boakye, a worker, and dipped her face into a full jar of blended pepper after he had accused her of fidgeting with the blender and working slowly.

He was, subsequently, charged with intentionally and unlawfully causing harm and assault as well as offensive conduct for calling the victim a prostitute.

The Court, presided over by Mrs Victoria Ghansah, said the Prosecution had been able to prove beyond every reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offence.

But Julio De Medeiros said: We entirely disagree with the findings of the Court, because we thought that we put up a very good defence.

Chaaban had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Source: Ghana News Agency