Man jailed 9 months for causing harm to ex-wife

The Enchi District Magistrate court has sentenced a 35-year-old farmer to nine months imprisonment in hard labour for causing harm to his ex-wife.

The court also imposed Gh¢600.00 on Emmanuel Kesse or in default would serve nine months imprisonment in hard labour, and ordered Kesse him to pay GH¢2,000.00 as compensation to the complainant.

Police Detective Inspector Joseph Kwadwo Agyare told the court presided over by Mr Eric Baah Boateng that the complainant was married to the convict for seven years and have a child with him, and they reside at New-Yakasi, in the Aowin Municipality.

The court heard that the couple separated and the complainant left the matrimonial home to live with her father, but Kesse, who wanted her back, usually sneaked to the complainant’s house, hid behind her window and peeped through.

Inspector Agyare said the convict repeated the act and the complainant shouted at him and he bolted, and later when the complainant met Kesse at the New-Yakasi taxi station, she warned him to desist from pestering her.

Prosecution said Kesse became provoked and a misunderstanding ensued between him and the complainant.

Insp. Agyare said the convict followed the complainant to her farm, held her neck and assaulted her in the process two of her teeth got broken.

He said the complainant, who bled from the month, screamed and when her mother and another woman came to her rescue, Kesse on seeing them took to his heels.

Insp Agyare said the witnesses escorted the complainant to the Enchi police station where a complaint was lodged and a medical report form issued to her to seek medical attention at the Enchi Government Hospital. -GNA

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