An Accra Circuit Court sentenced a 22-year-old student to three years in prison for inflicting cutlass wounds on a gardener in Oyibi for entering his residence without permission.
Benjamin Mensah, who is accused of causing harm, has pleaded not guilty.
The Court, presided over by Mrs. Evelyn Asamoah, found Mensah guilty and punished him accordingly at the conclusion of the trial.
It also sentenced the convict to pay GHC10,000 in compensation to the complainant, Mr. Atsu Kudohor.
Before imposing the punishment, the Prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Emmanuel Haligah, asked the Court to consider the harm done to the coworkers.
According to the Prosecution, no amount of compensation would be sufficient to erase the large scar on the complainant’s body.
The Prosecution stated that the complainant was a resident of Sasabi, near Oyibi in Accra, and that Mensah shared a home with his father in the same region.
According to the complaint, on July 19, last year, the complainant went to Mensah’s father’s residence to inquire about his father, who had offered an invitation to him.
According to the Prosecution, when the complainant arrived, Mensah became enraged and pushed him to the ground, blaming him for opening the gate without authorization, resulting in a brawl.
According to the report, Mensah’s father, who was a witness in the case, came out of his room to separate the two.
According to the Prosecution, Mr. Kudohor then left for his house, but Mensah followed him with a cutlass and slashed the complainant on the left shoulder.
According to the report, the complaint was brought to the Legon Hospital, where he was treated and released.
According to the Prosecution, Mensah went into hiding after perpetrating the murder.
According to the report, a report was made to the Police, and Mensah was apprehended and handed over to the Police on August 14, last year.
According to the Prosecution, Mensah admitted to the crime in his caution statement.