The Asante Bekwai Circuit Court has convicted a couple for beating the man’s girlfriend – “side chick.”
Oko Agyeman, mason and his wife, Christiana Annan, a trader, admitted beating Helena Opoku, the “side chick” and convicted on their own plea.
Meanwhile, sentence was deferred by the Court presided over by Mr Mark Tair-ima Diboro until May 21, 2022.
Police Chief Inspector Christian Osborn Amartey told the Court that Helena, the complainant was unemployed and a neighbour to the couple at Ahenema- Kokoben in the Asante Region.
He said about three months ago Agyeman proposed to Helena after convincing her that he had divorced his wife.
The Prosecution said the complainant agreed and they started dating at the blind side of Annan.
It said as the relationship progressed, the complainant travelled to her hometown at Asante-Bekwai and on her return she gathered that Agyeman was still married to his wife hence she (the complainant) could not go to his house again so, she went to her mother’s house.
The prosecution said on April 18, 2022, at about 1900 hours, the complainant went to Agyeman’s house and met Annan and decided to apologise to her for accepting Agyemang’s proposal.
It said Annan took offence and started beating her with a mental bar.
The Court heard that in the process Agyeman joined his wife and dragged the complainant to the ground with Annan inserting her fingers into her vagina.
The prosecution said the couple later took the complainant’s phones and locked her up in a room till the next day.
It said the complainant, with bruises over her body and a cut on her right thumb, reported the case to the police leading to the arrest of the couple.