psychological mistreatment

Ghana: Husband Can Be Jailed For Rejecting Wife’s Food

The Central Regional Coordinator of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) in Ghana, Superintendent George Appiah-Sakyi as of late emphasized that by law. It an offense for spouses to reject or decline to eat their wives’ food since this establishes a type of “psychological mistreatment”.

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As indicated by the cop, such reculcitrants spouses could be charged for psychological mistreatment and which has the conceivable outcomes of getting them imprisoned for a limit of two years or to a fine of 500 punishment units which is comparable to GH¢6,000 or both when seen as blameworthy.

He said this at whiles tending to a sharpening workshop for Muslim Women. During his discourse, he additionally rebuked spouses not to beat or attack their wives in at any rate regardless of whether they are being offended. He rather recommends that they report the spouses to the police headquarters nearest by and not bring the law into their own hand, since boisterous attack is additionally an offense that can be tended to by law.

“In the event that your spouses won’t eat your food and make you troubled and causes you enthusiastic torment, you can likewise report them to the police. In the event that your better half returns home late and makes you be despondent you can present a defense at DOVVSU,” he said.

He at that point proceeded to add that ladies who won’t offer sex to their spouses ought to similarly be accounted for in light of the fact that refusal of sex to a lawful accomplice is additionally an infringement which is grounded in law and sums to psychological mistreatment which is culpable under the Domestic Violence Act 732 of 2007.

“On the off chance that your significant other wears pants to rest and causing you psychological mistreatment it’s an offense and you can report her to DOVVSU,” Superintendent Appiah-Sakyi expressed.

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