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ACCRA: Couple Cuts Fingertips Of Their 10-Year-Old Son (PHOTOS)
 
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27-Feb-2014  
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The couple, Angelina Adeti (left) and Morrison Adenkor (right), on the way to begin their jail terms
 
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The Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a couple to six months’ imprisonment each with no labour for cutting the finger tips of their 10-year old son as punishment for stealing coins and meat in their soup.

They were found guilty for causing harm and abetment of crime respectively. The maximum sentence prescribed by the law is 10 years’ imprisonment.

However, in delivering her judgement, the court took into account factors, including the nature of the crime, the circumstances of the accused persons and the fact that they were first-time offenders.

 





The blood-stained fingers of the boy
Sentencing the accused persons – Morrison Adenkor and Angelina Adeti – the presiding judge, Ms Ellen Vivian Amoah, warned that the court would not sit aloof while the rights of children were trampled upon.

Unhappy judge

The court found their action repugnant and a gross violation of the 1992 Constitution and all international conventions Ghana has ratified to protect and safeguard the interest of children.
 
 
Source: Daily Graphic
 
 

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