Ghana: Woman Convicted for Misconduct

Nana Adwoa, a 20-year-old unemployed mother of two, has been convicted and cautioned by an Accra circuit court, for insulting the mother of her boyfriend.

Nana Adwoa was convicted on her plea of guilty to two counts of domestic violence, to wit; emotional and psychological abuse.

The court, presided by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin Doku asked Nana Adwoa to sign a bond to be of good behaviour for 24 months.

The lactating mother would be sent to jail if she is arraigned for a similar offence.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agness Boafo told the court that the convict sent her supposed in-law, Ms. Janet Aforo, an insulting text message in Pidgin English, on April 6, 2018, describing the complainant as an "Old witch, who killed her husband."

The court heard that Ms. Aforo, the mother of convict's boy friend reported the case to the Nungua Police Station and Nana Adwoa was arrested.

ASP Boafo said that complainant lives at Tema Community 18, while Nana Adwoa resides in Teshie Nungua, Accra.

Nana Adwoa told the court that she was infuriated by the complainant's instructions to her son not to take care of her (Adwoa) and his two children.

But the judge reprimanded Nana Adwoa, and warned her to desist from insulting Ms. Aforo, or else, she would be imprisoned.

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