- An 18-year-old student has been arrested for stabbing a Mobile Money operator
- The accused person, Kobby Acheampong, has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.
- The victim survived the knife attack and has since been released from the hospital
The Cape Coast Circuit has sentenced an 18-year-old student, Kofi Acheampong, to five years in prison for inflicting cutlass wounds on a Mobile Money operator, whose identity is yet to be established.
The incident occurred at Assin-Akropong in the Assin North Municipality in the Central Region.
YEN.com.gh understands that the cutlass wounds were so deep that the intestines of the victim were exposed.
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The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing harm but the court, presided over by Afia Nyarko Adu-Amankwah, found him guilty at the end of his trial.
The judge asked the accused to be grateful, as the sentence could have been higher if the victim has lost his life.
A State Attorney, Vincent Nyinaku, giving the facts of the case, stated that the Koby informed the victim that his (victim) father was searching for him.
Koby however waylaid the victim upon his return, stabbed him twice with a knife and took to his heels.
The victim’s screams for help attracted the attention of witnesses, who rushed him to the St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu, where he was admitted and later discharged on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
A medical report delivered to the police indicated a penetrating abdominal injury. The surgery also revealed a liver laceration over the left lobe.
Acheampong absconded but was later arrested in Kumasi by one Obollo who hails from the same community. He was then brought to the police in Assin-Fosu on December 25, 2016.
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