Hairdresser charged with heading driver’s mouth …resulting in loss of teeth 

Bernard Kofi, a driver, has lost two of his teeth following a heading he received on his mouth from Dennis Adjei Adjequaye, a 30-year-old hairdresser.
The incident occurred after Bernard Kofi had honoured a request by Dennis Adjei Adjequaye and another to buy them alcoholic beverages at a drinking spot at 2:00am last year Christmas day.

Bernard bought them a sachet each of Alomo Bitters even though he allegedly did not know the accused and his accomplice.

Allegedly, after Bernard Kofi was about leaving the drinking spot, Dennis Adjei and his accomplice attacked him with a kitchen knife with an order that he hand over all his money to them, but he refused.

When Bernard attempted to resist the attack, Dennis hit him on the mouth with his head, leading to his losing two teeth. Dennis Adjei has, therefore, been charged with causing harm.

He was arraigned on the charge before an Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Ellen Offei-Ayah, and has pleaded not guilty to the charge and admitted to bail in the sum of GH¢80,000.00 with three gainfully employed sureties, one to be justified.

The Prosecuting Officer, Inspector Daniel Ofori-Appiah, presenting the facts of the case to the court, said Bernard, who is the complainant, and Dennis, the accused, are both residents of Teshie in the Greater Accra Region.

According to Inspector Ofori-Appiah, on December 25, 2022, at about 2:00am, the complainant, while working, went to Paradise drinking spot at Teshie to buy some drinks. While at the drinking spot, the accused and another approached him and asked him to buy them some of the drink, to which he obliged.

The court was told that the complainant bought the accused and his accomplice Alomo Bitters, a sachet each, since it was a festive season, but did not know them.

When the complainant was about leaving the drinking spot, the accused and his accomplice suddenly ordered him to hand over all his money to them, which the complainant refused to do.

The accused then pulled a kitchen knife from the front pocket of his trouser and tried to counter the resistance of the complainant who struggled with him.

In the process the accused head butted the mouth of the complainant resulting in the loss of two teeth – central incisor and lateral incisor – of his lower jaw.

The complainant reported the matter to the police and he was issued with a medical form which he returned fully endorsed by a medical officer at LEKMA Hospital.

On February 6, 2023, the accused was arrested and in his cautioned statement admitted having fought with the complainant on that fateful day, but did not know that the complainant was injured in the process.


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