Sunday, 22 May

V/R: Student caged for 4 years for harming teacher

The convicted student

A 19-year-old student of Three Town Senior High School in Denu, Mr Gilbert Akakpo, has been sentenced to four years in prison by the Aflao Circuit Court for causing harm to an ICT tutor, Mr John Kwashi Akey, of the same school.

The presiding judge, Mr Joseph Ofosu, on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, convicted and sentenced the accused person.

On Wednesday, 11 August 2021, the senior housemaster of Three Town Senior High School reported to the police in Denu that on the same day, at about 12:50 hours, Mr Akakpo Gilbert, a Visual Arts and final-year student, stabbed a teacher by name John Akey Kwashi with a cutter on his left upper arm when the teacher tried preventing the convict from bullying some first-year students of the school.

The prosecution added that the victim sustained a deep cut on the arm and was sent to Ketu South Municipal Hospital for treatment.

The convict was later handed over to the police by his father and subsequently sent to court on Thursday, 12 August 2021, for prosecution.

The presiding judge stated in his ruling that the court was lenient on the convict because he was a first-time offender.

He stated, however, that the punishment was necessary to serve as a deterrent to other students who have no respect for authority in schools.

The convict awaits his COVID-19 test result to be conveyed to the Ho Central Prison to begin the sentence.