‘I’m glad justice has been served’ – Marwako victim
General News of Thursday, 3 August 2017
Evelyn Boakye, the victim of the Marwako assault case, has said she is now satisfied that justice has been served.
Boakye told Accra-based Kasapa FM that “I went in for justice from the beginning of the case and justice has to be served. If the nine months jail sentence is what is justice for Jihad Chaaban to pay for what he did to me, then glory be to the Almighty God”.
According to her, she is grateful that her former employer will serve some time in Ghana’s Prison contrary to her fears that he will just be deported without being punished.
The Abeka District court presided over by Victoria Ghansah sentenced Chabaan, the Abelenkpe branch manager of Marwako to nine months imprisonment after dipping the face of a female employee into blended pepper.
Jihad was found guilty of assault and causing harm to Boakye after the court rejected terms of the settlement by his lawyer. The court had earlier dismissed the oral application of lawyers of Chabaan, seeking an out of court settlement in the case.
Boakye, also thanked the Ministries of Gender, Women and Social Protection, Employment and Labour Relations and the media for their massive support from day one of the incident till its final determination.