The Youth Queen Mother of Shia in the Ho municipality, Mama Sohefia, who allegedly sprayed pepper mixed with water into the eyes of one of her subjects, Comfort Bosso, and further used torchlight to assault her, leaving her face swollen with deep cuts, has appeared before a Ho Circuit Court last week Wednesday.
Mama Sohefia was charged for causing bodily harm and assault and pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The Circuit court, presided over by Ernest Yao Obimpeh, granted her bail to the sum of GH¢6000. She is to reappear later.
It will be recalled that DAILY GUIDE reported that the queen mother, known in private life as Gladys Kemetse, after the act was reported to have quickly rushed to the Tokokoe Police Station to lodge a complaint that the victim had rather assaulted her, asking the police to go and arrest Ms Bosso.
The police, DAILY GUIDE gathered, upon reaching Comfort’s house, realised that her situation was so bad that she could not have been the one who attacked the complainant, but rather, the one who was assaulted.
They therefore asked her to report at the police station at her own convenience and the queen mother was subsequently arrested.
According to Comfort, she was insulting her son who was being disrespectful to her but the queen mother took offence that the insults were indirectly meant for her and not the victim’s son, thereby picking up a quarrel with Ms Bosso.
In the process, she mixed grinded pepper with water and sprayed the mixture into Ms Bosso’s face, and while the victim was screaming for help, the queen mother allegedly used a torchlight to hit her forehead several times, leaving the woman helpless on the floor until people came to her aid.
Police report confirmed the assault and referred the victim to the Ho Municipal Hospital.
When DAILY GUIDE contacted the queen mother for her side of the story, she was reluctant to speak and only questioned the reporter as to how he got her mobile phone number.
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