Drama In Court
THREE COMPLAINANTS, who were alleged to have reported one another unknowingly to the same police station for injuries suffered in an incident, have all been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court as accused persons.
The accused; Charles Adu, James Ofori Okai and Emmanuel Obeng Anane, representing the first, second and third suspects, notwithstanding their circumstances, have all pleaded not guilty to the offence of disturbing public peace and causing harm.
The presiding judge, Ms. Olivia Owusu, granted bail to Charles Adu and James Ofori Okai to the tune of GH¢4,000 with one surety each, while Emmanuel Obeng Anane, charged separately for causing harm to James Ofori Okai, was granted bail of GH¢6,000 with one surety.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Bennie told the court that Charles Adu, James Okai and Emmanuel Anane; a driver, contractor and trader respectively, all According to Chief Inspector Bennie, on August 9 2009, James Ofori Okai came to the police station with a deep cut on his head and reported that he was attacked and beaten up by Charles Adu and Emmanuel Anane.
A few minutes later, the prosecutor continued, Charles Adu also came to the station with a cut on his eyebrow. Accompanied by Emmanuel Anane, he made a counter complaint of assault against James Ofori Okai in his absence.
However, the prosecutor narrated, Emmanuel Obeng Anane was rushed to the hospital for treatment due to the seriousness of his injury, he was later admitted. Charles Adu was treated and discharged.
James Ofori Okai then identified Emmanuel Obeng Anane to the Police as the one who inflicted the cut on his head. In view of the multiple complaints, the police conducted some investigations, and according to their findings it came to bare that Charles Adu and James Ofori Okai had engaged each other in a fight following misunderstandings over whom could use the road that leads to their respective homes.
The prosecutor explained that the scuffle resulted in both causing damage to the windscreens and glassless of their vehicles. Emmanuel Obeng Anane, the prosecutor said, in an attempt to help his friend, picked a metal bar, inflicting a deep cut on James Ofori’s head. After further investigations, they were charged with the offences and arraigned before the court.