Court sentences couple for assaulting “side chick”

The Bekwai Circuit Court has sentenced a couple for assaulting the man’s girlfriend.

During the court proceedings, Mr Oko Agyemang admitted conspiring with his wife Christiana Annan, to assault Helena Opoku and was fined GH₵600 or in default serve two months imprisonment with hard labour whilst his wife, Christiana Annan was sentenced to pay a fine of GH₵720 or in default serve three months imprisonment in hard labour.

Mr Oko Agyemang was granted bail for assaulting Helena, which he denied, and he was ordered to go back to the Court on Monday, June 13, 2022, for further trial.

The Police Chief Inspector Christian Osborn Amartey had told the court that Helena, the complainant was unemployed and a neighbour to the couple at Ahenema- Kokoben in the Ashanti Region.

The wife Christiana Annan joined Mr Agyemang and assaulted Helena, inserting her fingers in her private part.

He revealed that about three months ago, Agyemang proposed to Helena after convincing her that he had divorced his wife Christiana Annan. She agreed and they started without the wife’s knowledge.

He also said that as the relationship continued, the complainant Helena travelled to her hometown at Asante Bekwai and on her return, she gathered information that Agyemang was still married to his wife because of that she (the complainant) could not go to his house again so, she went to her mother’s house instead. She later went to Mr Agyemang’s house which provoked him to beat her with a metal rod.

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