Palm wine tapper remanded for causing harm

A 51-year-old palm wine tapper, who allegedly caused harm to a driver, has been remanded into police custody by the Enchi District Magistrate Court.

The accused, Innocent Anyomi, alias Efo, pleaded guilty and will reappear before the court to be presided by Mr Eric Baah Boateng on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

Prosecuting, Detective Sergeant Joseph Kwadwo Agyare told the court that the complainant, Michael Asante, and accused reside at Bekwai Number 5 and Jantimah, all suburbs of Samreboi.

He said on July 5, 2019, at 8:20pm, the complainant was on his way to Samreboi Burma Camp, and on reaching Jantimah junction, he saw accused ahead of him.

Sgt Agyare said when the complainant was about to by-pass the accused, he shoved him and his mobile phone fell.

He stated that complainant confronted Anyomi and he became offended and a quarrel ensued between them.

Sgt Agyare said when the complainant bent to take his phone from the ground, accused hit him with an object, which resulted in a deep cut on his head.

The prosecution said the complainant reported the matter to the police and a medical form was issued to him to seek medical attention.

According to Sgt Agyare, the form was endorsed by a medical officer and returned to the police, and Anyomi was arrested. – GNA

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