An Accra Circuit Court on Monday convicted Hasha Adams, a trader to a fine of GHȼ1,200.00 for causing unlawful harm to Agya Baah, another trader, or in default serve a six-month jail term.
Hasha, was convicted for smashing the head of a colleague with a tea kettle when he demanded his money from her.
The court presided over by Mrs Marian Affoh further ordered the convict to pay GHȼ 2,000.00 as compensation to the complainant, and sign a bond to be of good behaviour for 24 months, or in default serve another six-month jail term.
The court asked the police to allow harmed victims to take shots of the wounds in the initial stage of injuries, so as to assist the court to ascertain the degree of injuries.
According to the court, without such evidence, it becomes difficult for the court to assess the extent of harm meted out to victims.
Prosecuting Inspector E.O. Adjei, said the complainant, Agya Baah, a trader resides at Russia, near Dansoman.
He said around February last year, the complainant gave out cash in the sum of GHȼ24,000.00 to the convict for safe keeping.
Inspector Adjei said five months later, the complainant went to Hasha and collected GHȼ 18,000.00 out of the amount, leaving a balance of GHȼ6,000.00.
According to prosecution, somewhere in November last year, Agya Baah went to demand the rest of his money, but Hasha pleaded with him to give her some time since she had used the balance to cure her ailing mother.
This prosecution said this did not go down well with Agya Baah, and a quarrel ensued between him and the accused.
On January 3, this year, the husband of the accused called the complainant on phone and asked him to come for his money.
The prosecution said, the following day, the complainant went for his money from the convict’s husband, however while Agya Baah was counting the money, Hasha without any provocation emerged and smashed the complainant’s forehead with a tea kettle.
The complainant sustained injuries on his forehead, and reported the matter to the Police where Hasha was arrested.