- Jihad Chabaan, the Marwako restaurant manager, is set to face his final court judgement
- He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges leveled against him
An Accra District Court has scheduled July 26, to deliver its final ruling on the infamous pepper case involving Abelemkpe branch manager of Marwako restaurant.
The Lebanese manger, Jihad Chabaan is standing a trial for allegedly assaulting one of her workers by shoving her face into a hot blended pepper.
The Abeka District Court, presided over by Victoria Guansah, yesterday slated the ruling date, after both parties had closed their cases after months of court sittings.
The five-month-old trial saw the prosecution lining up four witnesses to affirm its charges against the accused manager, Chabaan.
The Manager on the other hand, called one witness to block the charges preferred by Chief Inspector H.A. Hanson. Chabaan had earlier told the court he would be calling two other witnesses to testify in the case.
Jihad Chabaan has denied his own statement to the police during the trial, claiming it was twisted to mean he dipped the face of the complainant into a pepper.
Chabaan’s lawyers had earlier accused the victim, Evelyn Boakye of initiating the court action against his manager because, she want to make money out of the case.
The complainant, had dragged her restaurant manager Jihad, 26, before court for assault, a claim he has since denied.
Jihad Chabaan is reported to have dipped the head of Evelyn into blended pepper on February 26, 2017.
According to the prosecution, Jihad offensively conducted himself when he angrily called the complainant “prostitute.”
He is facing an additional charge of intentionally and unlawfully causing harm to Evelyn when he dipped the face of the complainant in the blended pepper.
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