Pregnant woman sentenced to prison for fighting with husband’s girlfriend

A Ghanaian journalist, , Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng has taken to social media to share of how a woman, pregnant has been jailed for two years for fighting husband’s lover.

The journalist, who called for a review of the law on sentencing of pregnant women in Ghana shared the story via his facebook page in order to raise money for the woman.

He said she had a fine of “1400 Ghs to pay and another 2000 for the injuries caused to her attacker, making it 3400 Ghs in all to secure her release.”

She tells me her “husband” brought in his girlfriend into the house and gave the lady her dress to wear. She couldn’t believe what was unfolding in her eyes and could not contain the humiliation. She confronted the lady and a fight ensued. In the course of the struggle, she hit the lady with a sandal she laid hands on and was jailed for assault. Since coming to prison, this so-called husband has never visited her. “

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