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3 months ago

MAN ASSAULTS MOTHER-IN-LAW IN PEKI, VR, FOR NOT APPROVING HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR DAUGHTER.

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3 months ago

A man in Peki, South Dayi District, Volta Region, whose identity remains undisclosed, is being accused of beating his mother-in-law in an act of retaliation for her refusal to support his relationship with her daughter.


The attack left the mother-in-law with various injuries including those to her face, head, and other body parts.Though the case was reported to the police, the family of the victim has expressed non-satisfaction with the way the case was being handled. Moreover, due to the victim's financial circumstances, she is unable to cover lawyer expenses for the case. 


This is where Godwin A. Apullah, a presenter at Radio Grin at the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Nyankpala, stepped in and is offering assistance to the helpless family to ensure the man is brought to justice.


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In Ghana, a man convicted of assaulting a woman can face serious repercussions including fines, jail time, or both. According to the Domestic Violence Act of 2007, if a man is charged with assaulting a woman, he can face a penalty of at least five years in prison or a fine of up to four thousand penalty units. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which was ratified by Ghana, also states that assaulting a woman is a violation of her human rights and should not go unpunished.


In addition to the legal punishments, a man convicted of assaulting a woman in Ghana may face social ostracism if the incident is made public. This shaming is often especially harsh in rural areas. The accused may find himself banished from the community, as domestic violence is seen as a shameful act.



In addition to the direct punishment of the man, the woman may also receive assistance and protection through the Domestic Violence Act of 2007. The act calls for the protection and assistance of abused women and further encourages gender equality by making mandatory the provision of shelter and medical support. 


The Domestic Violence Act of 2007 also allows for civil protection orders to be issued against men convicted of assaulting a woman. These orders can restrict the man’s behavior. 


Source: (@GhanaCrimes & @ynet.)

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