A farmer who allegedly threatened his 47-year-old mother, with death has been remanded into police custody by the Enchi District Magistrate court. The accused, Enoch Ofori, 23, will appear in court again on Thursday, July 7, 2022, without entering a plea.
According to the prosecuting police detective inspector Joseph Kwadwo Agyare, the complainant, Madam Dorcas Yeboah, a farmer, lives in the same home at Camp “4” in the Aowin Municipality as Ofori, who is her son. The court was presided over by Mr. Eric Baah Boateng. He said that in 2020, the accused pals John Ndaah and Osono as well as the complainant’s sister-in-law handed him some local poultry to raise.
The prosecutor claimed that when the plaintiff returned from her homeland on February 9, 2022, she discovered that Ofori had sold and killed several of the birds, including Hers. According to Detective Inspector Agyare, while completing the necessary preparations, the complainant decided to deliver the remaining poultry to her sister-in-law. Ndaah also arrived and demanded payment from the defendant.
According to him, the complainant objected when the accused wanted to transfer some of her chickens to Ndaah, which incensed Ofori. On June 13, 2022, at around 16:30, the accused made a verbal threat against the complainant, saying, “I’ll kill you and kill myself, I’ll burn our house on fire, and I’ll put poison in our drinking water.”
The prosecutor informed the court that the complainant, who felt her life was in danger, reported the matter to the unit committee members of Camp “4” and they arrested Ofori and handed him over to the Enchi police to assist with investigations. Detective Inspector Agyare noted that the accused person in his investigation caution statement denied the offence.