Man pours acid on son, granddaughter

A 71-year-old driver, Michael Kwame Martins, who allegedly poured acid on his son and an eight-year-old granddaughter, has been remanded into police custody by an Accra circuit court.

The son received burns on his neck, whilst the grand-daughter got her’s on the right eye and cheek.

The court, presided by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku remanded Kwame Martins, charged with causing harm.

Kwame Martins, whose plea was not taken, is to appear again in court on April 18.

Prosecuting Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the complainant, Francis K Martin, is a 38-year-old driver, and son of the accused.

They reside in the accused’s late father’s house at Achimota, Accra and on April 3, this year, at about 9:30pm, the accused person and the complainant had a misunderstanding over soaked clothes in a water container.

According to prosecution, the complainant moved the said container to the doorstep of the accused and the content of the container poured on the floor, and the complainant left to buy sachet water.

Soon after the complainant returned, the accused without any provocation, poured acid on his son Francis and some of the liquid splashed on the eight-year-old victim.

The complainant reported the matter to the Police at Mile Seven and medical forms were issued to the victims to seek medical attention.

The accused was arrested and charged before court. – GNA


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