Farmer Gets 4 Years For Attacking Colleague With Machete At Asamankese
A 26-year-old farmer Joseph Kwaku Sandoh has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for causing harm to a colleague farmer at Onyinafonso, a suburb of Asamankese in the Eastern region.
Benjamin Lawer will serve his jail term in hard labor.
Mr. Lawer pleaded guilty to the charge, which is contrary to section 69 of the criminal offenses Act 1960(29/60), and was convicted on his plea.
The prosecutor, Inspector Samuel Owusu told the court presided over by his Honour Abubakari Adams that, both the convict and the complainant were farmers at Onyinafonso.
According to him, the convict had on several occasions threatened to kill the complainant.
The convict, the prosecutor said carried out the threat when on July 11 at 7:30 pm while the complainant was resting in his corridor after attending a funeral, slashed his head and hand with a machete before bolting.
Meanwhile, the victim who bled profusely was rushed to the Asamankese government hospital after he shouted for help.
The Prosecutor said while the victim was at the hospital, the accused was arrested the following day, charged, and arraigned in court.