Woman jailed 3 years for stabbing friend
The Adentan Circuit Court has sentenced a 21-year-old Nigerian woman to three years imprisonment for stabbing a friend multiple times with a broken bottle over clothes.
Mercy Ayimode, charged with causing harm, pleaded guilty.
The court presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah convicted Mercy, unemployed, on her own plea.
Prosecuting, Inspector Eric Ransford Abban said the complainant, Victoria Dennies, and accused, now convict, were Nigerians, residing at Madina, Accra.
Prosecution said Mercy was ejected by her landlady from her residence and the complainant accommodated her.
Insp Abban said the complainant gave the convict some clothes because her landlady had confiscated her belongings.
The court heard that during her stay at the complainant’s house, the complainant borrowed GH¢100 from her.
Insp Abban said the friendship between the complainant and the convict turned soured and the convict demanded her GH¢100.
The complainant paid the money to the convict.
Insp Abban said the complainant also demanded her clothes, and the complainant was in the company of two others when a scuffle erupted between her and Ayimode over the complainant’s clothes.
Prosecution said witnesses separated the two, but the convict took a broken bottle and stabbed the complainant multiple times all over her body.
Insp Abban said the witnesses arrested the convict and handed her over to the Police. —GNA