Farmer in trouble for threatening ex-lover

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The Enchi District Magistrate court has convicted to a fine a thirty-four-year-old farmer, Kwaw Kwadu, GHs 1,200 for threatening to kill his ex-lover on four separate occasions.

Kwadu in default would serve 12 months imprisonment in hard labour.

Even though Kwadu pleaded with the trial judge, Mr Eric Baah Boateng to be lenient with him since he was a first time offender, he was ordered to sign a bond to be of good behaviour for 24 months or in default serve 24 months in prison in hard labour.

He had earlier pleaded not guilty to causing unlawful damage and threat of death.

Detective Sergeant, Joseph Kwadwo Agyare, told the Court, that the complainant, in the case Madam Regina Abeka is a farmer and ex-lover of the convict.

The prosecution said about a month ago, Kwadu who resided in the same house with the complainant at Kwahu, near Enchi, proposed love to her and she accepted the offer, but a week later, the complainant’s mother saw the two and advised her daughter to quit since they are related by blood.

He said Regina broke the news to the convict, who became offended and threatened severally to kill the complainant if she ends the relationship.

Detective Agyare said Kwadu seized the complainant’s belongings couple of times and but witnesses intervened before he released the items to her.

According to the prosecution, the persistent threats from the convict compelled the complainant to seek refuge in a farm cottage.

Kofi Atinka

Kofi Atinka