Twenty-six year old Abelenkpe branch manager of Marwako Restaurant, Jihad Thaabn accused of assaulting one Evelyn Boakye, a caterer at the restaurant has been granted a bail of 20,000 cedis with two sureties by the Abeka District Court.
Jihad allegedly thrust the face of the caterer into blended pepper and locked her up for hours for working slowly.
Jihad has pleaded not guilty to three counts of assault, offensive conduct and causing harm.
When he reappeared in court today, his lawyers argued, after the victim had given her testimony, that Jihad was entitled to bail since investigation into the alleged assault has been concluded.
The court presided over by Victoria Ghansah subsequently granted bail to the accused who is a Ghanaian but of Lebanese descent.
Lawyer for Jihad, Julio De Medeiros was elated by the decision of the court, TV3’s Selorm Amenyah reported.
The incident generated huge public outcry with a social media crusade asking people to even boycott the restaurant, but its general manager has asked people to be patient whilst the law takes it course.
By 3news.com | Ghana