Couple convicted for assaulting man’s girlfriend

The circuit court in Asante-Bekwai, in Ashanti Region, has convicted a couple for beating the man’s girlfriend.

OkoAgyeman, mason, and his wife, Christiana Annan, a trader, admitted beating Helena Opoku, and they were convicted on their own plea.

The court presided over by Mr Mark Tair-ima Diboro, deferred sentencing to May 21, 2022.

Police Chief Inspector Christian Osborn Amartey told the court that Helena, the complainant, was unemployed and a neighbour to the couple at Ahenema-Kokoben, in the region.

The court heard that Agyeman proposed to Helena after convincing her that he had divorced his wife.

Chief InspAmarteysaid the complainant and Agyemanstarted dating at the blind side of Annan.

He said as the relationship progressed, the complainant travelled to her hometown, Asante-Bekwai, and when she returned, she realizedAgyeman was still married to his wife.

Chief InspAmarteysaid later the complainant went to Agyeman’s house to apologise to Annan for accepting the husband’s proposal.

Prosecution said Annan became offended and struck complainant with a metal bar.

Chief InspAmarteytold the court that Agyemanand his wife molested complainant, seized her phone and locked her in a room till the next day.

The court heard that the complainant, with bruises on her body and a cut on her right thumb, reported the case to the police, leading to the arrest of the couple. -GNA

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