A local news blog in the USA has given more details on the news of Showboy known in real life as Sam Safo being jailed in the USA for stabbing another Ghanaian in the US known as Junior.
Gossips24.com initially reported that Showboy would be serving 6 years in jail but we’ve come to learn that, it’s not just 6 years, but the whole sentence is 15 years and will get to spend 6 years in custody.
A man who stabbed and bit an acquaintance inside a Lawrenceville apartment during an attack that was filmed on an iPad will serve six years in prison.
Safo, 25, was convicted of aggravated battery for the July 2016 incident, which took place at the Wesley Herrington apartments, the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Friday.
The witness who recorded the altercation told police the men were arguing when Safo bit the victim in the face and stabbed him in the chest, armpit and behind his ear.
Five days later, Safo called Gwinnett police to report that he was robbed at knife point, although he refused to meet with police, did not give them access to the crime scene and failed to mention that he stabbed anyone, the release said.
He was arrested a month later in Maryland and extradited to Georgia to face charges here, records show.
At trial, Safo testified that he feared for his life. During questioning, however, he admitted inviting both men inside his apartment and acknowledged that neither of them had weapons, according to the DA’s release. Prosecutors also showed the Gwinnett jury social media posts made by Safo ahead of his trial that showed him threatening to murder the victim for reporting him to authorities.
Safo was convicted of aggravated battery but acquitted of aggravated assault. He was handed a 15-year sentence with six years to serve in custody.