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THE trial of Jihad Chaaban, the Marwako Fast Food Supervisor, was plunged into controversy when prosecution demanded the meaning of an expression “Sharamota or Sharinta” in Arabic language.
The Arabic interpreter told prosecution that the meaning of Sharamota was used to insult ladies and also meant a prostitute.
Jihad is said to have used the word “Sharamota” on the female employee whose face he allegedly dipped into a blender full of blended pepper.
Following the explanation, defence counsel Mr Julio De Medieros intimated to the court that he would cross examine the interpreter, Mr Mohammed Mubarak Hidir, on the meaning of “Sharamota” if that was going to be captured by the trial judge as part of court records.
According to defence counsel, his client has denied using the word “Sharamota” on the victim.
The trial Judge, Mrs Victoria Ghansah indicated that she also has to ascertain the meaning of the word “Sharamota”.
Answering questions, under cross-examination by Chief Inspector H. A. Hanson, Jihad told the court that whenever someone suffered any injury at workplace the supervisor delegates another employee to accompany the victim to the hospital.
On the use of the blenders at the restaurant, Jihad maintained that “we pay special attention to the use of the blenders and other equipment”.
He denied that when he heard the sound of the blender in the kitchen on the day of the incident he was angry.
According to him when he heard the sound of the blender, he went to put it off.
Jihad said he never accused the victim, Ms Evelyn Boakye, of destroying the blender.
Chaaban, aged 26, is before the Court for allegedly dipping the face of Ms Evelyn Boakye into a blender full of blended pepper at the Abelenkpe branch of Marwako Restaurant.
He has been charged with offensive conduct by calling the victim a prostitute, intentionally and unlawfully causing harm and assault.
Chaaban has pleaded not guilty to the charges and he is on bail.
On February 28, this year, Chaaban is alleged to have assaulted the victim Ms Boakye for fidgeting with a blender and working slowly.
Chaaban, a brother-in-law of the owner of Marwako Restaurant at the Abelemkpe branch, allegedly grabbed the neck of the victim and dipped her face into the blender full of blended pepper.
Source: The Finder