Galamsey operator sentenced five years for death threat

The Mpraeso Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Kwaku Osei on Friday sentenced a 32-year-old galamsey operator to five years imprisonment with hard labour for threat of death.

The galamsey operator, Aziz Kwame Asante, pleaded guilty to the charge.

Prosecuting Detective Inspector Christian Apronti told the court that the complainant is a half sister to Asante and their father died seven years ago and left behind two cocoa farms at Amoa and New Abirem in the Birim North District.

He said the New Abirem cocoa farm was given to the complainantís mother and her children while the one at Amoa with a building on the land was also given to Asanteís mother and her children.

The prosecutor said on December 26 last year, Asante went to the complainantís family house but did not meet her.

He then took a shovel from the house and threatened to kill the complainant and left a message that he had given her one week to surrender the cocoa farm to him or else he would kill her.

The prosecutor said after receiving the message, the complainant became frightened and made a report to the Police and Asante was arrested and after investigation he was charged with the offence.
GNA