A pastor from Ghana named Kwabena Sarfo, who is also a landlord, has been given a punishment by a court. He had a special gun, and he used it without a good reason. The court said he must pay a fine of GH¢6,000, which is about £1,000 in money. They also told him to be a good person for two years or go to jail for two years. The court said the police should keep his gun for a year and give it back on September 8, 2024.
The trouble began when Sarfo rented a house to someone who works at a bank. This person asked for a paper that says they can live in the house, but Sarfo refused to give it. Instead, he started to threaten the person with eviction. On May 4, 2023, the person went to the police and said Sarfo called them and threatened to harm them. The police started looking into it and found that Sarfo often threatened his tenants with his gun when they disagreed with him.
Sarfo later admitted that he shot his gun during an argument about the rental agreement. He didn’t admit to threatening to kill the person. The court decided he was wrong to use his gun like that and gave him a fine and other punishments. This story reminds us that having a gun is a big responsibility, and landlords should not scare their tenants with violence.