An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a 20-year-old labourer, Joshua Martei Laryea into police custody for attempting to cause harm and causing harm to one Sadat Nyaaba.
The accused has pleaded not guilty to attempting to cause and guilty simplicita for causing harm to the victim, Sadat.
The court, presided over by Halima El-Alawu-Abdul Baashit, yesterday, defered the accused’s sentence on count two to February 23, 2023.
The court was told by the prosecuting officer, Inspector Rosemond Anyane, that the Complainant in the case is a mechanic, while the accused person is a labourer and they both live at Teshie Mobil.
According to him, on January 18, 2023, at about 08:20pm, the Complainant and the accused person had some misunderstanding at a ghetto in the vicinity and they were separated and both left the scene.
She said while the Complainant was on his way home, the accused person went and crossed his way at a section of the road.
The accused person pulled up a knife and ordered the Complainant to surrender his Infinix mobile phone,valued at GHC1000.00.
When the complainant refused, the accused person then attacked him and while they were struggling, the accused pull out a knife and wounded the Complainant on his right elbow. The Complainant, therefore, sustained severe injury.
The Complainant then reported the matter to the police after he was rushed to hospital for medical attention. Police medical form was issued to him to attend hospital and report back to assist investigation.
On February 20, 2023 the accused person was arrested and handed over to the Police.
During investigation, the accused person admitted the offence and further told the police that he has thrown the knife into the gutter but could not lead the police to the retrieval of the said knife.
After investigation, the accused person was charged with the offences stated to appear before the court.
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