Driver jailed three years over threat of death

The Kumasi Gender/Violence Court has sentenced a driver to three years imprisonment in hard labour for threatening to kill his fiancée.

Samuel Amoah, 36, who pleaded not guilty to the offence, has been in a relationship with the woman, Diana Arthur, for the past 10 years and they have four kids.

Police Chief Inspector Philip Yao Bebli told the court, presided over by Mrs Rita Agyeman Badu, that the couple used to live together, but owing to convict’s binge drinking habit, the woman decided to pack out.

She took a temporary accommodation at Asokwa but Amoah tracked her down and visited from time to time.

He had gone to the woman’s place on July 05, at about 1900 hours, on one of those visits, where he picked a quarrel with her and, unable to stand his verbal assault, Diana gathered her belongings to leave for an undisclosed destination.

It was at this point that Amoah threatened, in the presence of a witness in the case, to stab her to death with a knife.

Afraid for her life, she made a formal report to the police at Asokwa and he was arrested. GNA

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