Home / Crime / Former ‘Mentor’ Contestant Sentenced To Life In Prison For Manslaughter

Former ‘Mentor’ Contestant Sentenced To Life In Prison For Manslaughter

Spread the love

A former contestant on the reality TV show “Mentor” has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of manslaughter.

Bismark Ato Foster was found guilty after a trial in which prosecutors argued that he was responsible for the death of another individual, Razak Mohammed at Nungua Coco-Beach on September 26, 2016.

The charges against him included murder and the use of an offensive weapon.

Bismark had originally been charged with second-degree murder, but the jury found him guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Following deliberations, the jury reached a guilty verdict of manslaughter and the use of an offensive weapon against Foster.

See also  Brain Drain: Over 4,000 Nurses Left Ghana Within The First Half Of 2023 – GRNMA Reveals

Ghana Armed Forces Repair Roads In Somanya

 

Initially, the jury returned a 6-1 guilty verdict. However, after further deliberations, the jury found Foster guilty.

Justice Mary Maame Ekue Yanzuh, presiding over the case at Criminal Court ‘3,’ sentenced Foster to life imprisonment, as recommended by the jury.

Additionally, he was given a 25-year sentence for the use of the offensive weapon, both of which will be served concurrently.

Foster’s defense counsel made a plea for mitigation, citing his client’s first-time offender status and his good conduct throughout the trial.

Furthermore, the defense noted his commitment to attending all court proceedings.

See also  GACL: We Can’t Confirm How Much Frontiers Made From Covid-19 Testing At Airport

 

Kwesi Nyantakyi Case: Court Orders Anas Aremeyaw Anas To Testify In Camera Without Mask

 

The judge issued the life sentence to Foster, despite defense attorneys emphasising his young age, bright future, and claiming him to be a victim of circumstances.

The prosecution argued that the offense was serious, requiring a life sentence as a deterrent to others, and that the gun had been fired twice, implying intent.

After hearing both parties, Justice Mary Maame Ekue Yanzu handed down a life sentence.

Meanwhile, Foster’s legal team has declared they will launch an appeal against the conviction and sentence.

 

 

 

See also  Wife Kills Husband For Being Absent From Home For 3 Days

THANK YOU for constantly reading stories on TodayGhanaMedia.com,  news publishing website from Ghana. Kindly like, follow, comment and SHARE stories on all social media platforms for more entertaining updates!

 

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel :  https://youtube.com/@mgmtv113
 

Source:  MyJoyOnline.com

 

There are four types of content published on  TodayGhanaMedia.com  daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.

 

 

Admission is still in progress… Get yourself trained in any of our programmes to become a professional healthcare practitioner. Apply now! visit: racoh.edu.gh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send your news stories to todayghanamedia@gmail.comand Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719

About admin

Check Also

Video: Kumasi Residents, Traders Hold A Night Demo Against ‘Dumsor’ 

Spread the love Hundreds of residents in Kumasi on Wednesday evening held a peaceful demonstration …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

<script async="async" data-cfasync="false" src="//ophoacit.com/1?z=5748179"></script>
x