Man threatens to kill mother over stolen mobile phone

A 27-year-old aluminum fabricator apprentice, Ebenezer Ofori, who threatened to kill his mother with a broken bottle after she  quizzed him over allegedly stealing a mobile phone, has appeared before an Accra circuit court.

Charged with threat of death, he pleaded guilty with explanation and would be making his next appearance on February 12.

The court presided  by Mrs Ellen Ofei Ayeh, admitted Ofori to GH¢20,000.00  bail three sureties one to be a public servant earning not less than GH¢1,000.00.

There was, however, drama in court, when the complainant, Dora Appiah, prayed the court to caution accused and allow him to go home, but the trial judge declined.

Chief Inspector Emmanuel Ohene Agyei, who held the brief for Deputy Superintendent of Police Agnes Boafo, said the complainant is a trader residing at Russia, near Dansoman.

Ofori is the biological son of the complainant and lives with her at Russia.

Prosecution said accused has been involving himself in social vices and the complainant reported the matter to a pastor (name withheld) at Mataheko to counsel her son.

According to prosecution, the pastor took custody of accused, but he (Ofori) stole a mobile phone at the church premises and the pastor warned him not to set foot in her house again.

He said on January 14, this year, the complainant confronted accused over the stolen phone, but Ofori became offended, took a broken bottle and threatened to kill his mother with it.

She reported the matter to the Domestic Violence and Victims’ Support Unit and the accused was arrested. – GNA

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