- The accused, Arafat Issah, demanded GHC500 from Stephen Asamoah Boateng
- He added that he would commit murder if Asamoah Boateng fails to pay
- The threat was reported to the police and Issah was arrested and now has been imprisoned
An Accra Circuit Court has jailed a former security guard at the State Enterprise Commission (SEC), Arafat Issah, for two years.
Issah was charged with threat of death, after threatening to kill the SEC’s executive chairman, Stephen Asamoah Boateng.
He pleaded guilty to one count of threat of death, and was subsequently charged on his own plea.
YEN.com.gh understands Issah sent a text message to Asamoah Boateng, demanding money from him.
According to a report by Graphic.com.gh, he threatened to kill Asamoah Boateng if the money was not paid to him.
“All I need is Gh¢500; if you don’t, either you or your family will be killed. Remember don’t tell anyone,” the text message as stated in the facts of the case read.
Issah however pleaded with the court to forgive him and added that he had regretted his actions.
In passing sentence, the presiding judge, Rita Abrokwah Doko, held that the accused was a young man and a first time offender, who needed to be given a second opportunity.
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