The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia has charged a woman with the crime of aggravated assault. The defendant, according to a writ of arrest, wickedly slashed the left fingers of complainant Christiana Hardy of the City of Monrovia during a fist-fight that ensued between the two parties on 18 February in Monrovia.
According to the writ, following the incident, the defendant to be identified, fled her community and went into hiding, but few days later, she was arrested and detained at the Monrovia Central Prison Compound, pending court trial.
The case, which is presided over by Stipendiary Magistrate Ernest F.B. Bana, was scheduled for Monday, February 20, but postponed to a later date.
The defendant is being represented in the case by Attorney Sam T. Solomon, while complainant Christiana Hardy is being represented in court by the Ministry of Justice.
The court revealed that the case could not be called because of the level of injury sustained by the complainant, who received several stenches.
Although the writ of arrest did not say what necessitated the fight, but sources said the complainant may not use her left fingers again due to the severity of wounds sustained.
By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne