The woman who inflicted knife wound on the hand of her nine-year-old step-son which led to its amputation has been convicted to a fine of One thousand and twenty Ghana Cedis or in default, go to jail for 18 months.
Efua Abeduwa pleaded guilty to the charge of causing harm to the boy at the Abura Dunkwa District Court.
The court, presided over by Justice Anthony Tabiri Abebrese said he took into consideration the condition of the stepmother and the fact that she pleaded guilty to the charge.
Another accused person, David Mensah, the biological father of the boy, pleaded not guilty to the charge of abetment to the crime and has been remanded to prison custody to reappear on February 28, where a full trial will begin.
Third accused, Isaac Eduful, who treated the boy at his facility when the boy’s hand was almost decomposing, was also hauled before the court.
The Prosecutors amended the earlier charge to include him since they believe he played a part in the boy’s current predicament.
He pleaded guilty to the charge of abetment but with an explanation. He told the court, the boy was brought to him on January 21 and even though, he did not have any license he had compassion on the boy and decided to treat him.