Farmer Jailed 4 Years For Attacking Colleague With Machete

Farmer Jailed 4 Years For Attacking Colleague With Machete

 

 

A 26 year old farmer at Onyinafonso, a suburb of the Asamankese in the Eastern region has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for causing harm to a colleague farmer, Joseph Kwaku Sandoh. Benjamin Lawer will serve his jail term in hard labour. Mr Lawer pleaded guilty to the charge, which is contrary to section

 

69 of the criminal offenses Act 1960(29/60) and was convicted on his plea. The prosecutor, Inspector Samuel Owusu told the court presided over by his Honour Abubakari Adams that, both the convict and the complainant were farmers at Onyinafonso. According to him, the convict had on several occasions threatened

 

 

to kill the complainant. The convict, the prosecutor said carried out the threat when on July 11 at 7:30 pm while the complainant was resting in his corridor after attending a funeral, slashed his head and hand with a machete before bolting. The victim who bled profusely

 

 

was, however, rushed to the Asamankese government hospital after he shouted for help. The Prosecutor said while the victim was at the hospital, the accused was arrested the following day, charged and arraigned.