The Kumasi Circuit Court 2 has granted a GH¢50,000 bail with three sureties to a man who inflicted deep wounds on his three-year-old son with a cane and wire.
According to the judge on the case, a decision to remand the accused person would rather prove more harmful to the suspect due to the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The father, Ebenezer Nana Bonsu, who was arrested by the police in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, earlier in the week was reported to have vented his anger on his three-year-old son for being disobedient, wetting his bed and also being a financial burden to him.
However, the 26-year-old man who appeared before court, Thursday, May 14, 2020, pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and causing harm. He told the court that his actions were but a way of instilling discipline in his son.
The court presided over by Patricia Amponsah ruled that Ebenezer should stay away from the child until further notice.
According to reports, however, family of the suspect indicated that their relative has been battling with mental health issues which they believe could have accounted for his unwarranted abuse on his son.
Meanwhile, the social welfare department is set to foot the medical bills of the three-year-old boy who is currently nursing his wounds at the Manhyia Hospital in Kumasi and the case has been adjourned to May 21 2020.
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