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Court sentences security operative to three years imprisonment

A police patrol team got to the scene and sent both men to the Tema Regional Police CID for investigation

The Tema Circuit Court A has sentenced Benjamin Awuley Addico, a national security operative at the Tema Port, to three years imprisonment for causing harm to a businessman.

The court, presided over by Agnes Opoku Banie, sentenced Addico after finding him guilty following a full trial.

It also ordered him to compensate the complainant with GHC6,000.

The police prosecutor, George Doe, said the complainant, Jonas Mensah, a Ghanaian businessman domiciled in the United States of America, was in the country for a visit.

On 11 May 2021, Mensah cleared his container at the Tema Port and was on his way to Accra with one of the cleared vehicles when he crossed Addico’s vehicle at the Mankoadze Roundabout in Tema Community One.

Addico followed the complainant’s vehicle and kept flashing his headlight to signal him to stop, but Mr Mensah failed to stop and drove off.

Doe said at the RANA Motors area of the Harbour Road, both vehicles crashed, causing Addico’s front tyre at the driver’s side to bust in the process.

Mensah lost control and climbed the pavement. His car almost landed on the opposite lane.

A confrontation ensued between the two men, but with the help of onlookers, Mensah pushed his car back on to the road and drove off, leaving Addico at the scene.

Addico got infuriated by Mensah’s action, left his vehicle on the road and joined a commercial vehicle to chase him.

Upon reaching the motorway, about 40 meters from the tollbooth, Addico saw Mensah’s car. He alighted from the commercial vehicle, dashed to the complainant’s car, pulled him out and beat him up mercilessly, prosecution said.

A police patrol team got to the scene and sent both men to the Tema Regional Police CID for investigation, where a medical form was issued to Mensah to seek medical treatment for a cut he had sustained on the head.

The complainant was treated and discharged. After further investigation, Addico was charged with the offense and arraigned.

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