Trader jailed 150 days for threatening to harm colleague
A 29-year-old trader, who threatened to cause harm to colleague with a sword, has been sentenced to 150 days imprisonment by the Accra Circuit Court.
Osman Boustani, charged with threat of harm, pleaded not guilty to the charge, last year, but when the case was called, he changed his plea to guilty.
This was after the court presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah took the accused’s plea again.
Counsel for the convict had earlier pleaded with the court for mitigation.
Chief Inspector Richard Amoahsaid the complainant, Mr Yussif Iddrisu, is a trader who deals in African wears at a place opposite the Ghana Commercial Bank on the Oxford Street, Osu, in Accra, while the convict was also residing at Oxford Street.
The prosecution said on April 9, 2022, the convict parked his vehicle by the road on the Osu Oxford Street, where the complainant had displayed African wears for sale.
Chief InspAmoahsaid the complainant pleaded with Boustanito move the vehicle a little forward to enable pedestrians to have a clear view of his wears.
The prosecution said the convict became offended, insulted and threatened to assault complainant.
Chief Insp Amoah said the convict alighted from his vehicle apparently to beat the complainant, but some people stopped him from executing his intention.
The prosecution said the convict moved the vehicle away and returned to the scene brandishing a sword and threatening to kill the complainant. – GNA