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Father, 26, granted GH¢30,000 bail for beating, inflicting wounds on son, 3

A 26-year old father, who subjected his three year-old son to a severe beating, has been granted bail of GH¢30, 000.00 with three sureties to be justified, by a court here. 

Ebenezer Nana Bonsu, the accused, pleaded not guilty for causing harm and assault on the little boy.

He told the court, presided by Patricia Amponsah, that his action was to discipline the child.

The accused was to be remanded for two weeks, but the Judge said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, it would be harmful to remand him.

The accused was represented by Lawyer Samuel Amofa Kodua who requested for a bail saying his client had been in police custody since he was reported to the police.

Prosecutor, Inspector Regina Oparebea Amoako told the court that the suspect would be a threat to the mother and the victim; more so, he was not resident in Kumasi and could not be trusted to stay in the area for the trial.

Nana Bonsu was arrested for disfiguring the back of his son he accused of bedwetting and causing damage to his phone.

Some of his family members were there at the court premises on Thursday, and they debunked the notion by some members of the public that accused might have some mental illness that could have possibly led to his actions against his son.

FROM KINGSLEY E.HOPE, KUMASI 

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