The Chinese national, Xue Hui, who allegedly used a flip knife to slit the neck of a Ghanaian employee, Isaac Boateng at Kweikuma in the Sekondi Takoradi metropolis has been charged with attempted murder.

The Sekondi District Court subsequently denied him bail as he was remanded to reappear.

According to the presiding judge, Her Worship Nana Abena Asoh Owusu Omenyo, 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 Xue Hui and manager of Poly Changda Engineering Company based in Takoradi while the complainant, Isaac Boateng, is a concrete mixer and an employee of the same company.

He narrated that on September 27, 2022; the complainant came to work at 7:00 am and closed at 3:00 pm instead of 5:00pm. The following day whilst the complainant was taking his lunch, the accused person confronted him as to why he closed earlier than the usual closing time without permission.

This resulted in an exchange of words and the accused told the complainant he has been dismissed. The complainant reportedly became annoyed, packed his working attire and went to the accused person to pay him off.

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

Meanwhile, according to Counsel for the accused, Akpene Darko Cobbinah his client has since been remorseful hence the company, acting on the orders of his client, is paying for all medical expenses of the victim, Isaac Boateng.

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

Source: Ghana/ Amuah