Michael Tetteh, a factory worker, was sentenced to life in jail for stabbing an okada rider with a shattered bottle after a brawl.
This came after a seven-member jury rendered a guilty judgment on Tetteh, who was facing a murder charge in the Accra High Court.
Tetteh stabbed the dead on June 16, 2017 at Oduman, near Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region.
Both the prisoner and the deceased were from Oduman, near Amasaman in Accra.
On June 16, 2017, the dead came to a halt at Oduman’s Otumfour Spot.
The prosecution said that while at the scene, the prisoner and one Taller approached the dead and stated, “the other day while I was beating my child, you insulted me, and today you are here now.”
According to the prosecution, the dead stated that he had no problem with the criminal.
Following that, the prisoner obtained a fried yam seller’s log and attempted to strike Gyasi (dead).
According to the prosecution, one taller overcame Tetteh and removed the log, separating the deceased and the accused.
According to the prosecution, Tetteh then returned home and brought a bottle, which he hid in his pocket. Tetteh returned and attacked Gyasi (dead) in the back and stabbed him in the neck and arm with the broken bottle without any provocation.
Gyasi bled profusely, according to the prosecution, and was brought to the Oduman Health Centre before being moved to the Amasaman Government Hospital, where he died.
On June 21, 2017, the Prosecutor stated that Tetteh fled to his girlfriend in the Eastern Region, where he was apprehended.
Gyasi died as a consequence of haemorrhagic shock and injuries, according to a post mortem performed on him at the Police Hospital in Accra by Dr. Owusu Afriyie.