A 32-year-old mother, Dorcas Adoma Anim, is seeking justice after she was allegedly assaulted by two Egyptians in her shop at Dawhenya in the Ningo Prampram district of the Greater Accra region.
Dorcas, who sells second hand clothes for a living, was assaulted on February 3, following a misunderstanding between her and the Egyptians.
According to her, she acted as an intermediary in a business transaction for the two Egyptians. However, she conceded that payment for the business delayed, resulting in a misunderstanding.
She recounted that one of the Egyptians by name Abood Ibrahim and his brother allegedly beat her up for failing to get them their money from the business deal.
Narrating her ordeal to TV3’s Odilia Agyeman Prempeh, Dorcas claimed the Egyptians took advantage of her relationship with them and the situation by touching her inappropriately on the said date, which she warned them.
She said the two rather got offended and assaulted her in the presence of her five-year old son.
Her neighbor, Evans Wampah who corroborated Dorcas’ side of the story said he met her bleeding and took her to the hospital.
The incident was reported to the Dawenya police and one Egyptian was arrested and released the same day, she said, lamenting that the police appear to be disinterested in the case as she treks to the police station daily for justice.
Dorcas had to pay for her own hospital bills, claiming she has not been treated fairly as she demands justice.
When TV3 visited the Dawenya police station, the news team was told that the case has been transferred to the Devtraco police station.
However, a police officer at Devtraco told TV3 that Dorcas needs to present two witnesses but has only been able to produce only one, which the police claimed is unduly delaying the case. The Egyptians, on the other hand are said to have satisfied this condition.
The Divisional Crime Officer of Devtraco police station, Supt. Cecilia Arko, explained that the suspects have been charged for disturbing peace in a public place according to Act 554, Section 18 of the Annotated Criminal Offences Act of Ghana.