An Electric welder who hit a mason’s head with a metallic hammer has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

Yao Dzikunu, 27, was also ordered to pay a compensation of ¢1,500 to the complainant Ezekiel Shekri.

The court presided over by Ellen Ofei Ayeh convicted Dzikunu on his plea. Convicting the accused, the court noted that Dzikunu was a first.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector, Emmanuel Agyei narrated that Shekri and the Dzikunu resided at Teshie and Nungua, respectively.

According to the prosecutor, on August 8, this year, the complainant sent pieces of iron rods to Dzikunu’s shop at Teshie Zongo for them to be bent for his work.

Dzikunu received the iron rods and was working on them when his brother Atiso Vorsah came and stopped Dzikunu and asked the complainant to pay ¢50.

As a result, an argument ensued between Vorsah and Shekri which Dzikunu separated them.

The prosecution said afterwards, Dzikunu attacked Shekri with a metallic Hammer and Shekri sustained a deep cut on his head.

Witnesses around the scene apprehended Dzikunu and handed him over to the Police at Nungua.

When the complainant went to the Police at Nungua, he was given a Police medical form to seek treatment at the hospital.

The prosecution said during investigations, the metallic hammer was retrieved from Dzikunu.