The supervisor of the Marwako restaurant, Jihad Chabaan who dipped the face of a female worker in pepper sauce is asking for an out of court settlement of the case with the alleged victim Evelyn Boakye .
Lawyers of the accused person while quoting section 73 of the Courts Act, which deals with reconciliation in criminal matters which are not a felony, pleaded for an out of court settlement with the “help of the court”.
Lead lawyer for the accused person, Julio de Medeiros, said all the charges preferred against his client are misdemeanours and that the court does have the power to order the parties to attempt a settlement.
The police prosecutor, Chief Inspector Hanson Armah, however, is opposed to the application. He said one of the charges, causing harm, is a second degree felony.
The presiding Judge, Victoria Ghansah, subsequently adjourned the case to April 10 to give the application of the defence team some consideration.
The 25-year-old was inhumanely treated by her supervisor, Jihad Chaaban at the Ablenkpe branch of the food company.
According to her, Chaaban shoved her face into hot pepper paste and preventing her other colleagues from coming to rescue her.