There was laughter in court on Thursday when accused Abelenkpe Branch Supervisor of Marwako Fast Food Limited Jihad Chabaan spoke English to the surprise of presiding Abeka District Court.
“Can you speak English?” judge Victoria Afua Gyansah asked in surprise, TV3’s Selorm Amenyah reported from court.
The accused had once told the court he could not speak English and was only fluent in Arabic.
Mr Chabaan was asking for another adjournment of his case as a result of the absence of his lawyer, Julio Demederious, who he said was out of jurisdiction.
But the court refused, TV3’s reporter said.
The judge told Mr Chabaan to tell his counsel that he would not be waited for to file his address.
Judgement was set for July 26.
Mr Chabaan is standing trial for dipping the face of a worker, Evelyn Boakye, in blended pepper.