An Accra circuit court on Monday convicted Hasha Adams a trader to a fine of GH₡1,200.00 for causing unlawful harm to Agya Baah another trader or in default serve a six-month jail term.
Hasha was convicted for smashing the head of a colleague with a tea kettle when he demanded his money from her.
The court presided over by Mrs Marian Affoh further ordered the convict to pay GH₡ 2,000.00 as compensation to the complainant and sign a bond to be of good behaviour for 24 months in default serve another six-month jail term.
The court asked the police to allow harmed victims to take shots of the wounds in the initial stage of injuries so as to assist the court could ascertain the degree of injuries.
According to the court without such evidence it becomes difficult for the court to assess extent of harm meted out to victims.
Prosecuting, Inspector E.O. Adjei said the complainant Agya Baah, a trader resides at Russia, near Dansoman.
He aid around February last year, the complainant gave out cash in the sum of GH₡ 24,000.00 to the convict for safe keeping.
Inspector Adjei said five months later complainant went to Hasha and collected GH₡ 18,000.00 out of the amount leaving a balance of GH₡ 6,000.00.
According to prosecution somewhere in November last year, Agya Baah went to demand the rest of his money but Hasha pleaded with him to give her some time since she had used the balance to cure her ailing mother.
This prosecution said this did not go down well with Agya Baah and a quarrel ensued between him and the accused.
On January 3, this year, the husband of the accused called the complainant on phone and asked him to come for his money.
Prosecution said, the following day the complainant went for his money from the convict’s husband however while Agya Baah was counting the money, Hasha without any provocation emerged and smashed the complainant’s forehead with a tea kettle.
The complainant sustained injuries on his forehead reported the matter to the Police where Hasha was arrested.