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Chinese who tried slashing throat of a Ghanaian worker denied bail

Source The Ghana Report

Manager of Poly Changda Engineering Company, Xue Hui, who has been accused of attempting to murder his employee with a flip knife has been denied bail by the Sekondi District Court.

The Presiding judge, Her Ladyship Abena Asoh Owusu Omenyo said it is only a trial court that can grant the accused person bail.

Presenting the factS of the case to the court, Chief Prosecutor, Superintendent Steve Adom said, the accused person is a Chinese National and manager of Poly Changda Engineering Company based in Takoradi while the complainant, Isaac Boateng, is a concrete mixer and a worker of the same company.

He said, that on Tuesday, September 27, the complainant came to work at 7:00 in the morning and closed at 3:00pm instead of 5:00pm. The following day whilst the complainant was taking his lunch, the accused person confronted him and asked why he closed earlier than the usual closing time without permission.

This resulted in an exchange of words and the accused subsequently dismissed the complainant.

The complainant then packed his working attire and went to the accused person to pay him off.

A hot argument ensued between the two. Without provocation, the accused person entered his office and came out wielding a flip knife which he used to slash the complainant’s neck.

Speaking in an interview with Connect FM, Counsel for the accused person Akpene Darko Cobbinah, said his client has so far shown great remorse as it was not his intention to harm his employee.

He added, that already the company, through the instrumentation of his client, is paying for all medical expenses.

Meanwhile, the complainant, Isaac Boateng also indicated that the experience has left him terrified.

“All what I was demanding for was for my salary to be paid since he told me he had sacked me. Since the incident, my family members especially my wife and kids have always been crying. But I’m trusting that justice will be served.”

The case has been adjourned to Tuesday, October 11 for committal proceedings.

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