Trader jailed for biting off police officer’s finger

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The Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a 25-year-old trader who bit a police officer’s finger while in detention, to two years in prison.

The court presided over by Ellen Uwe-A to pay compensation of 5,000 yen to Sergeant General Abu Kwame of Nungwa Police Headquarters.

At the end of the trial, the court found him guilty of causing harm.

However, the court acquitted him of the charge of resisting arrest.

Police Inspector Emmanuel Ohene Aji, who gave a briefing on Supt. Alex O’Doncourt recounted that the complainant, Henry Andzer Kawino, was a businessman and resident of Nongwa Zongo. The promise is on Spintex.

Prosecutors said Mr. Quainoo gave Mr. Promise his three-wheeler bike with registration number M-18-GR7477 to ride and make sales.

On 1 November 2019, the prosecutor said that the complainant approached him and demanded that he sell him the GHC300 for three weeks and cancel his contract.

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Promise refused to hand over the money and the tricycle, saying it was the rightful owner.

On November 3, 2019, the Prosecutor said that the complainant reported the matter to the Nungua Police Station, Sgt Abu Kwame, Corporal Lance Jerry Obi and the complainant went to the defendant’s (now convicted) home.

Upon arriving home, the police officers informed Mr. Promise of the reason for his arrest and requested that he be allowed to make some calls.

The prosecutor said that the police told Promise that he could make his calls while seated in the car, but that Promise refused.

The prosecution said suddenly that Mr. Promise had attacked Corporal Jerry Obi. Sgt. Abu Kwame, trying to prevent Mr. Promise from attacking his colleagues, Sgt. Kwame’s finger entered Mr. Promise’s mouth and gnawed at him.

The Public Prosecutor said that more police officers were deployed at the scene of the accident and the accused were taken to the police station for further investigations.

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