A 28-years- old mason at Nayilifong in Yendi, Abdul Fatawu Alhassan has been fined 2,400 Ghana cedis by Yendi circuit court for intentionally and unlawfully causing harm to a farmer, Shaibu Sulemana without any justification contrary to section 69 of the criminal offences Act 1960, Act 291. Abdul Fatawu’s failure to pay the amount which is equivalent to 200 penalty units will attract one month imprisonment.
The court also ordered the convict to pay GHC 4,000 to the victim as compensation, in default he will serve additional six months in prison.
Presenting the facts in court, prosecuting Detective Chief Superintendent Gariba Kwesi told the court presided over by His honor Anthony Aduku Aidoo the suspect at 6:30pm while the victim was sitting outside the compound of his house, the accused person approached him and demanded to have discussion with him of which he obliged.
The accused person prosecution said without any provocation started raining insults on the victim. Other family members Detective Chief Superintendent Gariba said asked the Abdul Fatawu Alhassan to stop and send him inside the house.
As the victim was still sitting at the same place, the accused person went into his room, took a pinch bar at the blind side of everybody and hit Shaibu Sulemana heade and his hand. The victim, prosecution said sustained fracture on his left upper arm and felt down bleeding profusely from the cut.
The victim’s wife called complainant, a business man Inusah Garo who came and rushed the victim to the Yendi government hospital where he was admitted, treated and discharged, prosecution added.
The accused person detective Chief superintendent Gariba said after act went into hiding but with assistants of informants, the accused person was arrested from his hideout.
The accused person in his caution statement to the police, prosecution said admitted the offence and pleaded for forgiveness. The victim Shaibu Sulemana said he cannot remember having any grudge with the accused person.