A phone repairer who inflicted machete wounds on a labourer following a misunderstanding over non-payment of rent has been sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.
Raphael Abiwu pleaded guilty to the charge of causing harm.
The Court convicted Abiwu on his own plea and deferred his sentence.
The trial judge, Mrs Patricia Amponsah, handed a deterrent sentence of 24 months toAbiwu.
Meanwhile the Court had earlier ordered Abiwu to pay compensation of GHS5,000 to the complainant after paying GHS4, 000 medical expenses of the complainant.
The facts as read earlier by the prosecutor, Inspector Rosemond Anyane, were that the complainant, Isaac Frimpong, resided at Baatsona, Accra together with the Abiwu.
The prosecution said on November 2, 2022, at about 6 a.m, the complainant, in the company of two witnesses in the case, went to demand rent from Abiwu.
It said Abiwu refused to pay and told the complainant to come back after close of work that.
The prosecution said this generated into an exchange of words and a scuffle with the accused, now convict, inflicting machete wounds on the complainant‘s head and left hand.
It said the complainant was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital for treatment.
The prosecution said a report was made to the police at Baatsona and Abiwu was arrested.
The machete used in committing the crime was retrieved. –GNA