Thursday, October 31, 2013

Court convicts man for biting lover’s lip

A trader has been convicted for biting off the lower lip of his lover who decided to end their abusive relationship.
Kwame Brobbey, according to the prosecution, had been in a relationship with the victim for the past six months and was noted for his short temper and series of threats to kill the victim.

Fed up with Brobbey’s constant abuse, the victim, Vida Kyere, also a trader, decided to end the relationship.

Peeved with his former lover’s decision, Brobbey, on September 9, 2013, allegedly entered into a fight with Vida and in the process, threatened to kill her with a knife and a broken bottle.

He has pleaded guilty to two counts of causing harm and threat of death and, has agreed to foot the medical bills for the victim to undergo plastic surgery.

The Circuit Court, presided by Ms Wilhemina Hammond, has convicted him and has since deferred his sentence to October 16, 2013.

Prosecution’s case

Prosecuting, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ms Emelia Amponsah, told the court that the convict co-habited with Vida and usually threatened to kill her at the least provocation.

Apparently fed up with the abusive relationship, the complainant decided to call it quits but Brobbey did not take kindly to it.

According to the prosecution, the complainant was at the Kantamanto Market on September 14, 2013 selling her wares when Brobbey appeared and picked up a fight with her without any reason.

He bit the complainant’s lower lip in the process and that resulted in her sustaining a serious injury.

The victim subsequently lodged a complaint with the Anyaa Police and was issued with a form to seek medical care.

But on September 23, 2013, Brobbey went to the complainant’s house unannounced and in the presence of witnesses, threatened to kill her with a machete and a broken bottle.

He was subsequently picked up and put before the court after investigations.

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