Rivals fined for disturbing public peace

Accra, An Accra Circuit Court has convicted two persons who were engaged in acts that tend to disturb public peace and causing harm to fines.

Kofi Atakora, unemployed and George Sefah, businessman were engaged in acts of disturbing public peace by fighting and quarrelling at the at the court premises.

Kofi also caused harm to one Elizabeth Darko, his ex-girlfriend.

The two pleaded not guilty to the charges, but were found guilty by the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku after trial.

The two were both sentenced to a fine of 10 penalty units each or in default serve 20 days each in prison on the charge of disturbing public peace.

Kofi was additionally sentenced to a fine of 100 penalty units or in default serve 12 months, for causing harm and to pay a fine of GH500.00 to the complainant

Earlier the prosecution led by Police Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that the complainant, Elizabeth Darko, is a trader and lives at Kwabenya, while Kofi is unemployed and a former boyfriend of the complainant lives at Dansoman.

He said George on the other hand is a businessman and currently the boyfriend of the complainant lives at Kwabenya.

He said the complainant and Kofi met in China in 2004 when the complainant went on a business trip.

They entered into a relationship until 2008 when they terminated the relationship and had since not been on good terms.

The prosecution said Kofi in 2013 sued the complainant at the High Court over a property which according to him they acquired during their relationship.

On February 2, which was their court’s date, the complainant was accompanied by George to the court.

George, together with the complainant were standing on the corridor leading to the court room waiting for the court to start sitting.

Kofi, who was then in an angry mood, went to them and pointed his fore finger at George’s face and a fight ensued between them.

Mr Atimbire said Kofi sustained a left red eye injury, and George also sustained a cut on the lips.

He told the court that, the complainant attempted to separate them but Kofi punched her repeatedly on the forehead and sustained deep cuts on her forehead.

He said they all reported at the Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit and lodged complainants and medical report forms were issued to them to go for treatment and report.

Source: Ghana News Agency


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