ROMEO CATHOLIC Priest Rev. Father Charles Asamoah, who is accused of hacking his girlfriend over a disagreement on infidelity, may soon be walking as a free man after securing a financial deal with the victim.
DAILY GUIDE has chanced upon a confidential document indicating that GH¢5,700 had been paid as compensation to 42-year-old Janet Dwamena Agyapomaa aka Yaa Kwahu, who suffered multiple knife wounds as a result of the attack.
The money is the full and final settlement of all claims and liabilities that the victim may have against Father Charles who is standing trial for attempted murder, causing unlawful harm and threat of death, according to the document dated July 8, 2010.
Joyce Donkor, a sister of the victim who is said to be party to the settlement, denied any knowledge when DAILY GUIDE contacted her on phone, although the document insists Yaa Kwahu has accordingly informed the police that she has no intention of taking part in the conduct or prosecution of the case against the ‘Romeo’ priest.
The prosecutor, Seth Sewornu, told DAILY GUIDE he was not in the position to confirm or deny the settlement and indicated however that a criminal offence could not be settled out of court.
Thirty two-year old Father Charles Asamoah, whose docket is at the Attorney General’s department in Kumasi, is on GH¢10,000 bail with one surety to be justified at a circuit court in Obuasi.
The presiding judge, Gilbert Ayisi Addo, has adjourned the case to August 26.
Father Charles is said to have inflicted multiple knife wounds on Janet Dwamena Agyapomaa on April 20, 2010 at Bodwesango, where he was a parish priest.
The victim, who lives at Obuasi Pomposo, was rushed to AngloGold Ashanti Hospital in Obuasi from St. Louis Health Centre in Bodwesango in the Adansi North District after the attack.
She sustained 10 lacerations on the head, with punctured wound on the forehead and bruises all over the body when she was brought to the hospital, according to her medical report.
At his first appearance, the priest told the court he intentionally caused the harm to his lover in self-defence when a fight ensued between him and the victim.
ASP Sewornu told the court that the victim was an operator of a drinking bar and the accused a Catholic priest.
According to him, the two were in an amorous relationship for about two months when on April 20, 2010, the victim asked a witness in the case to accompany her to the lover priest.
He stated that the victim and the witness passed the night in the accused person’s house, during which the two lovebirds slept in one room, as the witness was given another.
Prosecution indicated that the witness left the house the following day, “leaving the two lovers to enjoy their uninterrupted sanctimonious honeymoon.”
Saturday, September 4, 2010