The Abeka District court has sentenced Mr Jihad Chaaban, the Abelemkpe supervisor of Marwako Fast Foods Limited, to nine months in jail for dipping the face of a kitchen staff in pepper paste.
Chabaan was found guilty of assault and causing harm.
Evelyn Boakye, the victim, at the last hearing opted for an out-of-court settlement of the case, a decision which compelled the court to adjourn its judgment to today, Wednesday, 2 August.
Magistrate Victoria Ghansah had said at the last hearing that she got notice of the out-of-court settlement on Monday, July 24 and so deferred judgment pending the amicable settlement report.
In her judgment on Wednesday, Ms Ghansah threw out the terms of settlement.
Mr Chaaban’s lawyer pleaded with the court for mitigation of sentence.