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Man jailed 5 years for inflicting machete wounds on nephew

BY: Joycelyn Kyei- Baffuor

A man who inflicted machete wounds on his nephew at Nungua in Accra has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

Eric Kwatei Quartey, 39, who was charged with causing harm, pleaded not guilty to the crime. However, the court, presided over by Mrs Christina Cann, found him guilty after the trial and handed him the sentence.

Chief Inspector Simon Tekpor, the prosecutor, told the court that the complainant, Tawiah Boadu, also known as Paa T, is a mason and civilian employee of the Ghana Armed Forces while the convict was his maternal uncle.

On October 1, 2021, Quartey claimed Tawiah had insulted his biological mother who was his sister and decided to take revenge.

He subsequently visited a shop in the area where Tawiah sometimes assisted in loading and off-loading goods three times in a bid to attack him.

The prosecutor said upon the third visit, he met Tawiah at the said shop and inflicted deep machete wounds on his arms without any provocation and fled the scene.

The prosecution said Tawiah was immediately rushed to the Police Hospital for treatment.

The case was reported to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Cantonments Police Station and Quartey was apprehended.

He said Tawiah admitted the offence in his caution statement.