A former safety guard on the State Endeavor Fee (SEC) has been jailed two years by way of the Accra Circuit Courtroom for threatening to kill the Govt Chairman of the Fee, Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng.
The convict, Arafat Issah, pleaded accountable to at least one depend of risk of loss of life and was once accordingly sentenced on his personal plea.
Issah was once mentioned to have despatched a textual content message to Mr Asamoah Boateng tough for cash with a caution that he would kill him if he refused to ship the cash.
“All I want is Gh¢500, in the event you don’t, you’ll be killed or your circle of relatives. Take into accout don’t inform somebody,” the textual content message as mentioned within the info of the case learn.
Graphic On-line’s courtroom reporter Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson reported that Issah had previous pleaded with the courtroom to forgive him and added that he had regretted his movements.
In passing sentence, the presiding pass judgement on, Ms Rita Abrokwah Doko, held that the accused was once a tender guy and a primary time wrongdoer who had to be given a 2d alternative.
Robbery and risk
The prosecution advised the courtroom that during March 2018, anyone broke into Mr Asamoah Boateng’s place of work on the State Endeavor Fee in Accra and stole his computer and cell phone.
It mentioned on April 5, 2018, Issah despatched a textual content message to Mr Boateng and admitted that he stole the computer and the telephone.
Mr Asamoah Boateng, the prosecution mentioned, requested the accused to go back the computer and the telephone however Issah advised him that he had already bought it.
“Issah saved calling Mr Boateng however he in large part overlooked,” the prosecution added.
Consistent with the prosecution, on April 10, 2018, Issah then despatched the threatening textual content message to Mr Boateng.
Mr Boateng lodged an respectable grievance with the police and investigations resulted in the arrest of Issah at Kenyase.