GHC4,000 Court fines small scale miner for assaulting lover

Small scale miner has been fined by the court for assaulting partner in Tarkwa,Western region

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A small scale miner, Quashie Dzumako, has been sent to the Tarkwa Circuit Court for being violent towards his partner Sabina Aba Arthur.

Although Quashie Dzumako denied the offense, the court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Bart-Plange Brew granted him bail in the sum of GHC4,000 to reappear on July 5.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman said both the accused and the complainant who is a business woman reside at Bonsaso Number two in the Tarkwa Nsueam constituency.

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She said on May 28, around 2130 hours, the accused who bought a half piece of cloth decided to surprise the complainant with it as a gift.

Chief Inspector Anaman said Quashie went and stood in a plantain farm close to Sabina's house and asked her to come over.

She said when the complainant went out, Quashie presented the half piece of cloth to her but she refused to accept it and this infuriated him and he asked Sabina to refund all the monies he had given her.

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Chief inspector Anaman said the accused then pounced on Sabina and beat her merciless until she became unconscious and he fled the scene.

The matter was reported to the police and they issued the complainant with a police medical form to attend hospital for examination.

Chief Inspector Anaman said on May 29 at 0300 hrs the youth in Bonsaso Number two apprehended Quashie from his hideout and handed him over to the police.

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