A trivial misunderstanding between two young men, last Monday at Obuasi in the Ashanti region, degenerated into a bloody street fight, costing the nose of one of the fighters.
Joseph Kojo Nyame, a resident of Tutuka, a suburb of Obuasi, had his nose chopped off by Frank Awobeya, an unemployed, during a free-for-all which happened around 8:30pm.
A police source told Daily Guide that the complainant and witnesses in the case were walking along the Tutuka-Akrofuom road to their respective homes when they met the accused, Frank and his friends walking abreast.
Upon reaching a section of the road, the source said, a friend of the accused, whose name was not disclosed to Daily Guide, pushed down a pregnant woman who was in the company of her friend.
The complainant, who was unhappy about the incident, confronted the accused personís friend, and that did not go down well with the accused who got offended and slapped Kojo Nyame.
A fierce fight therefore ensued between the complainant and the accused, but witnesses separated them.
On the same day, around 11:30pm, the police source said, the accused, who was not satisfied with what had happened earlier in the day, attacked Kojo Nyame and bit off his nose while he was on his way to his uncleís residence.
In attempt to stop Frank Awobeya from causing further injuries to him, the complainant also bit the thumb of the accused.
After committing the offence, the suspect rushed to the police station to lodge a complaint, but he was later arrested shortly after he was identified by the victim as his attacker, while Kojo Nyame, whose nose was completely chewed off, is still on admission at a hospital, receiving treatment.
The case is still under investigation and the suspect will soon be put before court.
Source: Ernest Kofi Adu, Obuasi
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