Acid Attacks 71-year-old man jailed for pouring acid on son and grand daughter

The convict, Michael Kwame Martins, pleaded guilty to the charge of causing harm and was sentenced on his own plea by the court

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A 71-year-old driver who poured acid on his son and an eight-year-old grand daughter, has been jailed to six years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

The two victims were reported to have suffered severe burns on the neck and the right eye and cheek.

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The convict, Michael Kwame Martins, pleaded guilty to the charge of causing harm and was sentenced on his own plea by the court.

The court presided over by Mrs Marian Affoh ordered him to compensate his son and grand daughter with GH¢200 and GH¢100 respectively.

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Background

Francis K Martin, is a 38-year-old driver and son of the accused. They reside in accused’s late father’s house at Achimota, Accra.

 

On April 3, this year, at about 9:30 pm, the accused person and the complainant had a misunderstanding over soaked clothes placed in a water container located between their doors.

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According to prosecution, the complainant moved the said container to the doorstep of the accused. The content of the container poured on the floor and the complainant left to buy sachet water.

The prosecutor said "During that period, Martins left to go and buy sachet water. Soon after he returned, and without any provocation, he poured acid on his son which also splashed on the eight year-old granddaughter."

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Soon after the complainant returned, the accused without any provocation, poured acid on his son and grand daughter.

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