Accra, Jan. 31, GNA - A shoe dealer who allegedly pulled a knife on his ex-girlfriend after inviting her to a guest house to discuss their kids has been put before court.
Kwabena Kusi is charged with carrying offensive weapon and threat of death, pleaded not guilty.
The court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku admitted Kusi to bail in the sum of GH¢5,000.00 with two sureties.
In addition, Kusi is to sign a bond to be of good behavior during the trial in default would serve six month jail term.
The prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) A. Boafo told the Court that the complainant was Gifty Atangah an ex-girlfriend of the accused person.
The two have been blessed with two kids.
Prosecution said the complainant resides at Agbogboloshie where accused person also sells his wares.
On January 26, this year, at about 1100 hours Kusi called Gifty on phone and asked her to meet him at the Agbogboloshie market to discuss the welfare of their kids and she obliged.
The Prosecution said when the complainant got to the market Kusi told her that the place was noisy so he wanted them to sit at a quiet place.
ASP Boafo said Kusi took the complainant to “Nana Abraham Quest house,” at Agbogbolshie and booked a room and went in with the complainant.
Kusi, the prosecutor said went out to purchase “Ampesi” as they were hungry and ate together.
Kusi then went out to purchase energy drink for the complainant.
Prosecution said when Kusi returned unknown to the complainant Kusi pulled out a knife and threatened to kill the complainant.
According to the prosecutor, a struggle ensued between the two but Gifty escaped and raised an alarm.
Management of the guesthouse called the Police who arrested the accused who could not give any tangible reason for possessing the knife.
Kusi was sent to the Old Fadama Police Station where the matter was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit.
Prosecution said the investigations carried out by the Police indicated that during the latter part of 2016, one night, a misunderstanding ensued between Kusi and Gifty.
In the process Kusi got so furious and he took a knife and inflicted wounds on Gifty’s chest and hand.
The wounds were later stitched at the hospital.
Based on that, prosecution said the complainant decided to quit the relationship.