Court Fines Two Persons Gh₵600 For Fighting At Ashaiman
The Ashaiman Circuit Court has fined Mike Kwesi Tetteh and Stephen Atila Gh₵600, default serve or 12-month imprisonment in hard labor for disturbing public peace during a fight at a drinking spot.
Also, Mr. Atila is ordered to pay Gh₵2000 to Tetteh to cover his medical expenses or in default serve additional 12-month imprisonment in hard labor.
The Court was presided by Mr. Richard Delali Anku sentenced the two accused and both pleaded guilty to charges of disturbing the public peace by fighting and quarreling in the first place.
In addition, Mr. Atila was charged for intentionally and unlawfully causing harm to Tetteh’s left eye.
The prosecutor Chief Inspector Samuel Aperweh said that Mr. Tetteh, 43-years-old, and Atila 34-years and both settled at Community 22 Annex Ashaiman, and they are very close friends.
According to the prosecution, on March 15, 2022, Tetteh and Atila were together throughout the day for about 2030 hours drinking alcohol and eating together.
The prosecution said a witness in the case met Tetteh and Atila at a drinking spot at Community 22 at about 2030 hours.
The prosecution said a misunderstanding arise between Tetteh and Atila. In the heat of the misunderstanding, Tetteh slapped Atila twice on his face, and Atila also revenges which resulted in a cruel fight between them.
Mr. Atila caused serious harm to Tetteh’s left eye as a result of the fight. The prosecution said both Tetteh and Atila were arrested and brought before the District Crime Officer.
After interrogation, they were charged with the offenses and put before the court, which subsequently granted them bail to appear later.
The Chief Inspector said Atila jumped bail and went hiding at Assin Praso and was arrested and brought back to court after the trial and both were sentenced accordingly.