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Trader hits okada rider’s face with charger plate

BY: Joycelyn Kyei-Baffuor

A  trader who allegedly used a charger plate to hit the face of Mr Walter Egbujor, a motorbike rider, has appeared before an Accra circuit court.

Daniel Adusei pleaded not guilty to the crime and will re-appear in court on May 17 this year.

Background
Presenting the facts of the case before the court presided over by Mrs Afia Owusua Appiah, the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Samuel Ahiabor, said the complainant resided at Dome-Atomic roundabout in Accra.

On August 1, 2020 at about 9:45 p.m., Adusei engaged the services of Mr Egbujor to pick him up from the Kaneshie-Takoradi station to his house.

Daniel, while on the motorbike, fell asleep, causing his mobile phone to fall from his hands. After a while, he woke up and realised that his phone was missing.

He asked Mr Egbujor to turn and use an unapproved route to enable him to go in search of the missing phone, but the motor rider used an approved route and dropped Mr Adusei off at Kaneshie instead.
This led to a quarrel between the two. In the process, Adusei is alleged to have used a charger plate weighing about 15 kilogrammes to hit Mr Egbujor in the face.

Some eyewitnesses later rescued Mr Egbujor and handed Daniel to the Kaneshie police.
After police investigations, he was charged with the offence..