The Tarkwa Circuit Court has sentenced a 62-year-old illegal miner to 20 years’ hard labor for pouring acid over his former girlfriend in Prestea, in Ghana’s Western Region.
“The two went to the usual mining site to prospect for gold, and while going about their respective duties a misunderstanding ensued between them and Tandoh left for town,” reports said.
“The suspect returned to the site with a bowl covered with a polythene bag and the victim thought it was food,” it stated.
The convict walked towards the victim, attacked her and poured the liquid suspected to be acid on her head, face, and other parts of the body.
“The victim sustained severe burns and screamed in pain for assistance,” according to a witness.
The victim was rushed to the Prestea Government hospital, where she is currently on admission receiving treatment.
The suspect was arrested from his hideout and handed over to the police in Prestea.
The suspect was pleaded guilty to the charge when he made his first appearance before the presiding judge.