The Akim Oda Magistrate Court has remanded two men in police custody for fighting over their ex-wife.
Emmanuel Yaw Tawiah, a farmer, and Joseph Kennedy Owusu, palm wine tapper, pleaded not guilty to acts intended to disturb public peace and would appear again on April 25.
Briefing the court, presided over by Mr Albert Owusu Annor, Police Chief Inspector Kwadwo Ahenkorah stated that the two friends lived at Akim Asene in the Birim Central Municipality in the Eastern Region.
Chief Inspector Ahenkorah said Tawiah married Madam Adwoa Bosuo but fell ill and was admitted in hospital.
During the period of Tawiah’s hospitalisation, Adwoa Bosuo got married to Owusu and had a child who died later.
The prosecutor said when Tawiah was discharged from the hospital, Adwoa Bosuo divorced Owusu and went back to her former husband, and since then Owusu, who felt jilted, had been trailing the ex-wife and Tawiah and the matter was reported to the police.
When Owusu was interrogated he said he wanted to reclaim everything he bought for Madam Bosuo, as well as moneys he spent on her during their marriage.
The prosecutor said at about 10:30 pm on March 5, Owusu met Tawiah and Adwoa Bosuo in town and demanded that she should pay back GH¢50.00 he had given to her, but Tawiah did not take kindly to it and this resulted in a fight.
The two men later reported themselves to the police and were given police medical report forms to attend hospital, before they were arrested. – GNA