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Crime & Punishment Tue, 3 Jul 2007

Girl, 19, Stabs woman

Kumasi July 3,GNA- A circuit court in Kumasi has granted 40 million cedis (4,000 Ghana Cedis) bail with a surety to a 19-year-old apprentice hairdresser who allegedly stabbed a 35-year-old woman on the forehead. Doris Ofosuah, the suspect, who pleaded guilty to causing harm but explained that she did so in self-defence, will re-appear before the court on July 6, 2007.

Police Chief Inspector Janet Oseiwaah, told the court that Akua Duodu, complainant in the case and Madam Comfort Fosu, mother of the accused lived in the same in Kumasi.

Chief Inspector Oseiwaah said on 17th April this year, the accused who lived close by, went for the complainant's iron bars to support her cooking pot when she was preparing banku but failed to return the iron bars.

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When the complainant went for her iron bars, a quarrel ensued between her and the accused.

Chief Inspector Oseiwaah said Accused stabbed the complainant on the forehead with a knife and immediately fled but she was later arrested. 3 July 07

Source: GNA
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