A Ghanaian bus conductor, Gideon, got himself tangled up with the law for inflicting cutlass wounds on a man who accused him of having a relationship with his girlfriend.
He denied the claim about searching for the girlfriend in question. According to Gideon, he is only acquainted with the young lady and has never had any romantic interest in her.
The man got physical with Gideon because he had been informed that Gideon was interested in his girlfriend.
In a video shared by Crime Check Foundation, Gideon earlier engaged in combat on Saturday at Donyina station in Ejisu district and after intervention from elders, calm was temporarily restored, but on Sunday, he was attacked while on the pitch. He reciprocated.
“He brought a knife to attack me at Donyina station but those around intervened, and we all left for home. The following morning, I was on the park when he came accompanied by four others to beat me. That day, the park had been dug and I chanced upon someone’s knife and so I got hold of it to protect myself. It was four of them against me.
“They came with canes and knives. They managed to strike the knife against my head and I reciprocated,” he said.
He continued: “So I eloped for safety at my girlfriend’s house. She went to report to the police that some people wanted to kill me, so they should rescue me. Instead of rescuing me, they arrested me. They said the wound I inflicted on my attacker was larger than mine, so they would arrest me.”
A prison officer, on his part, noted that Gideon may have been arrested and fined due to other factors such as the individual who initiated the attack, drew the first weapon or struck first.
According to Gideon, his attacker was not charged or jailed. He was fined GHS3,000, but due to the kind gesture of Dr. Kofi Danso, Gideon is now a free man after settling the fine.