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A court in Accra has fined 30-year-old Christopher Ayittey an amount of GH¢ 3,600 for administering multiple fist blows to his son’s cheek.

The marketing consultant’s act against his 11-year-old son resulted in the loss of the boy’s tooth.

Christopher Ayittey, in default would serve a six-month jail term.

Charged with physical abuse, Ayittey pleaded not guilty but the court presided over by Mrs Christina Cann, found him guilty at the end of the trial.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the complainant was an actress residing at Adabraka, Accra.

Prosecution said the accused also resides at Spintex in Accra with the victim. The victim is the son of the accused but the victim often spent his weekends with the complainant.

He said on October 27, last year, the victim accompanied her grandmother to sell soap in a vehicle, whiles there, the victim alleged that his grandmother was not feeling well so he asked the grandmother to sleep so that he could sell her wares for her because he was now a big boy.

Prosecution said the grandmother rebuked the victim for saying that.

According to prosecution, the grandmother, who is witness in the trial on reaching home also informed the victim’s father who got infuriated and punched him on the cheek with several blows.

Prosecution said the victim began bleeding in his mouth but not satisfied, Ayittey administered further punches and this resulted in the victim losing a tooth.

Mr Atimbire said on November 2, last year, the victim visited the complainant and narrated his ordeal to which the complainant reported the incident to the Police and Ayittey was arrested.