Kingsley Eze, a 38 year-old resident of Kwahu in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region has been granted a GH¢10,000.00 bail by the Enchi District Magistrate court.
He was charged with threatening to kill and causing damage to properties.
One person living in Enchi, is to stand as surety for Eze, a businessman, who has pleaded not guilty.
He would re-appear on Tuesday July 7, 2020.
The prosecutor, Police Detective Inspector Joseph Kwadwo Agyare told the court that the complainant, Ezekiel Kwarteng, 18 years, and the accused, were business partners at Kwahu in the Aowin Municipality.
He said few weeks ago, a misunderstanding ensued between the two and in the process they decided to part company.
Prosecution said the accused afterwards alleged the complainant had stolen his money and reported the matter to the Enchi Police Post where Kwarteng was arrested for interrogation.
According to Inspector Agyare, on 29 May, 2020, at about 1400 hours, Eze alleged the complainant had stolen some of his spare parts and was fixing them on his client’s motor bikes.
He said the complainant then informed witnesses that he would invoke a curse on Eze, if he continued to tarnish his image in public, but this statement provoked the accused who threatened to kill the complainant.
On May 30, this year, at about 1200 hours, the complainant was having a conversation with three friends by the roadside when the accused pounced on them and with a hammer attempted to hit the complainant, but he managed to escape to lodge a complaint at the police station, prosecution added.
He said on that same day, a police night patrol team led by Chief Inspector Joseph Bukari arrested and brought the accused to the police station, after the accused went to the complainant’s fitting shop and caused damage to a parked tricycle.