The Sunyani High Court 2 has sentenced a 37-year-old farmer, Solomon Kodua, to 30 years imprisonment in hard labour for slashing the neck of his 33-year-old girlfriend, Comfort Mansa.
The victim, who sustained a deep cut on almost half of her neck involving the entire diameter of the trachea, had to spend four months nursing her injuries after undergoing a surgical operation.
A medical report presented to the court indicated that the victim also sustained a laryngo-tracheal injury, causing her to lose her vocal chords, explaining that a device had to be inserted into her throat to assist her to speak.
Even with the device, the victim could barely be heard when she spoke and was still attending hospital, a Principal State Attorney, Mr Ernest O. Ayeh, told the court.
The convict was jailed after two years of the full trial which began on May 19, 2019 and was presided over by Justice Mr Gabriel Mate-Teye.
The incident happened at Buoyem in the Techiman North District of the Bono East Region.
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