The Kwabenya Circuit Court in Accra has sentenced a media personality, Abdul Razak Toure who brutally assaulted his third wife in 2019.
The accused person was convicted on his plea after he changed from not guilty to guilty.
Speaking to JoyNews in February, 2019, the victim of domestic abuse dared to challenge the status quo and speak up about the domestic violence she suffered at the hands of her husband then.
She said her ex-husband with four wives, Toure Abdul Razak, assaulted her following a misunderstanding over issues related to their marriage.
The assault left the wife with multiple injuries on her head, eyes and nose.
Toure Abdul Razak on that fateful night punched his third wife in the face during a confrontation and also hit her head against a wall several times, leaving her with bloodshot eyes and a bleeding nose.
According to the victim, the assault was carried out in the presence of their then 4-year-old daughter and 1-year-old boy.
Toure Abdul Razak, who is the CEO of Hijrah TV, an Islamic channel on satellite in Ghana, later apologized for the brutal punches he dealt his wife but she asked for a divorce after.
The victim pursued the criminal aspect of the case at the Kwabenya Circuit Court where the ruling was finally given last week.
The court presided over by Her honour Hellen Lordina Serwaa Mireku, sentenced the accused to a fine of 100 penalty units or in default serve six months in jail.
He is also to sign a bond of good behaviour for a period of three years or in default serve two years imprisonment in hard labour.
The court directed the accused to compensate the complainant with 500 Penalty Units being GHC6,000 in accordance with section 148 Act 30.
- Reckless driver in viral video fails to appear in court after falling sick
- ‘I only met Godfred Dame to discuss Law School issues’ – Justice Dotse fights off Opuni bias claims
- I doubt impartiality of Justice Dotse; he should recuse himself – Opuni
- Court grants ‘Jesus Ahuofe’ ¢100k bail over Shatta Wale hoax shooting
- Sudan general declares state of emergency amid coup
- 37th ICAG Graduation Ceremony: female UEW graduate adjudged overall best candidate
- Auditor-General uncovers ¢44m worth of abandoned projects, completed projects not put to use across
- Oyibi, Apollonia, Awoshie and other areas to experience power interruption
- Madina MP leads constituents to demonstrate over deplorable roads
- Thousands throng El-Wak stadium for Ghana Immigration Service screening
Treason: We don’t want to fail, it must happen – Dr Mac Palm
Message from the Morning Man: Pay for Pain
Stop begging for arrested criminals – Police to Politicians
SYND-Ghana hosts Pre-COP26 Youth Summit on climate change
There was about 1million vote difference between presidential and parliamentary results – Otokunor alleges
I blame EC for the 8 deaths recorded in 2020 elections – Otokunor
Delay in sanctioning culprits for deaths recorded in 2020 election worrying – Dr Pumpuni Asante
Ballot stuffing claims by NDC ‘bogus’ – Peter Mac Manu
EC reducing cost of elections per voter to $7.70 incorrect – Peter Otokunor
Streaming platforms do not properly represent massive support we give to our local musicians – Kwame Berko
2021 AFCON: Teams can have up to 28 players in squad
Confederation Cup is an opportunity for us to redeem themselves – Opare Addo
We reject Mahama’s scoring of 2020 elections as one of the worst – EC
I will cite the police for contempt of Parliament – Francis Sosu
‘Aboboyaa’ ban: The laws exist, our problem is enforcement – Road safety advocate