3 traders burst into tears over GH¢120 court fines

3 traders burst into tears over GH¢120 court fines

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 Three traders who were dragged to the Adentan Magistrates court in Accra for disturbing public peace burst into tears after the court imposed a GH¢120 fine on each of them or spend six months in prison.

The convicts Vivian Fiatsor, Mawutor Fiatsor and Sadame Linda who pleaded guilty to one count of disturbing the peace in a public place contrary to section 298(a) of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (ACT 29) knelt and wept uncontrollably and pleaded with the court presided over by Madam Nancy Adadey to tamper justice with mercy.

But the court would have none of that and were led by the Police escorts to either begin their sentence or pay the fine.

Chief Inspector Philomena Borje prosecuting told the court that the accused are all traders and neigh­bours residing at Bur­napat Oyibi in the Kpone Kata­manso Munic­ipality in the Greater Accra Region.

She said Vivian and Mawutor Fiatsor are siblings and on March 6, 2024 the three came to the Oyibi Police Station and reported a case of assault against each other.

The court heard that Police medical report forms were issued to all of them to attend hospital for treatment which they duly returned endorsed by medical officers.

Chief Inspector Borje stated that Mawutor Fiatsor and Linda Sadame were bearing grudges against each other in their neighbourhood.

Due to that on March 6 at about 10:30am while passing by each other in their neighbourhood at Burna­pat, they both without provocation started raining insults on each other. This, the court heard, led to a fight between them in which both inflicted degrees of injuries on each other.

The Prosecutor told the court that the scene attracted Vivian Fiatsor, the sister of Mawutor who tried to separate them but Linda Sadame slapped her with the reason that she held her for the sister to bite her left arm.

Chief Inspector Borje said after investigations they were all charged with the offence and arraigned in court.

 By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

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