31-year-old chainsaw operator sentenced to 10 years imprisonment


The Jasikan Circuit Court has sentenced a 31 year old chainsaw operator Kingsley Tabitey from Akaa in the Jasikan Municipality of the Oti Region to 10 years imprisonment for causing unlawful damage contrary to section 172 of the criminal code 1960 Act 29 of the Constitution.

He pleaded guilty to the charges and was convicted on his own plea.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police Vincent Seth Kpodo told the Court presided over by Mr. Alfred Kwabena Asiedu that on December 22nd last year , a form two student of Rev. Father Dogli Memorial Senior Technical School at Ayoma in the Jasikan Municipality , Godsway Agboli and a part time Commercial Rider lived in the same Community at different a location.

ASP Kpodo said the convict hired Godsway Agboli to drop him at Tapa Amanya with his unregistered motorbike to visit his wife.

Both after bargaining on the fare agreed of 30 Ghana cedis), however the convict while on his way to Tapa Amanya decided to use a different route which is also accessible to other road users linking to Tapa Amanya township. He said while Godsway Agboli was about to negotiate a curve on the section of the road, the convict Kingsley Tabitey ordered him to stop to enable him to urinate, which he did. The convict after urinating while continuing the journey drew a kitchen knife and attempted slashing Godsway Agboli’s throat.

ASP Kpodo added that Godsway Agboli who was struggling for breathe lost control of the steering in the process veered off the road and entered the nearside bush resulting in a collision.

He said the convict managed to wake up and snatched the motorbike from the assailant and sped off .

Kingsley pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10-years imprisonment.

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