29yr Old Farmer jailed for threatening to kill Fiancée
Samuel Kusi was unhappy over the separation of Doris Amaniniapong and therefore, threatened to kill her.
A 29-year-old farmer of Twapease in the Kwaebibirim Municipality of Eastern Region of Ghana, Samuel Kusi has been sentenced to three years jail term in hard labour for threatening to kill his girlfriend.
The accused, popularly known as Otope, was also given another three months sentenced for intentionally causing damage to some footwear valued at GH¢30.00, brooms and curtains of the girlfriend, both sentences to run concurrently by the Asamankese Circuit Court.
Chief Inspector Samuel Appietu Appiah, prosecution officer told the court presided over by His Honour Abubakari Abass Adams, that the complainant, Doris Amaniniapong and the accused farmer, both live in Twapease.
He said the complainant was in an amorous relationship with the accused person for a year and later separated due to his deviant behaviour such as smoking, drinking, and his frequent assaults on the complainant.
The facts of the case statement narrated that the accused was not happy over the separation, and in August 2021, he called the complainant to return to him and threatened to kill her if she refuses.
It continued, that on August 29, 2021, at about 12:00 am whilst the complainant was far asleep with his mother and siblings, the accused went with a gallon of diesel to the compound of Doris Amaniniapong and he sprinkled it and set fire on the house of the complainant and run away.
A few minutes later, the mother of the complainant woke up and saw smoke in their corridor, she quickly entered their room to move other room users outside.
The complainant, together with her mother and siblings managed to quench the fire but unfortunately lost footwear valued at ¢30.00, brooms, and curtains.
Afterwards, the residents in the community and the complainant family suspected Samuel Kusi and was arrested and handed over to the police through Citizens arrest.
After interrogation and questioning, the accused admitted to the offence and was charged and sent to court for prosecution.
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent