Sex Worker Jailed For Inflicting Blade Wound On Lady's Genitals

For using a blade to inflict wounds on a lady and inserting ground ginger and pepper into her vagina, a Kumasi Circuit Court has committed Bella Yakubu, 28, a Nigerian sex worker based in Kumasi, to five years imprisonment with hard labour.

She pleaded guilty to the charge of causing bodily harm and was convicted on her plea.

Bella used the blade to inflict wounds on the face, thighs and private parts of her victim, Ms Ruth Korn, also a Nigerian, for allegedly snatching her boyfriend.

The court presided over by Ms Priscilla Dapaah Mireku, found the convict guilty on her plea and sentenced her accordingly.

The presiding judge further ruled that the convict be deported back to Nigeria after serving her prison term.


Presenting the facts of the case, Chief Inspector Benjamin Moore Ankrah said the convict and the victim were both residents of Dichemso in the Ashanti Region.

He said the convict accused the victim of trying to snatch her boyfriend and warned her to stay away from him lest she would ‘design’ her face with a blade.

He said on July 19, 2022, at Diamond Hotel at Dichemso, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, Bella (with other accomplices now at large) managed to lure the victim to the place and inflicted the wounds on her.

The victim was found by a police patrol team whose members rushed her to the Manhyia Government Hospital where she was given first aid before being referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment.