2 jailed 12 months over assault on St Johns teachers

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Two men accused of assaulting some teachers at the St. John’s Primary 1 & 2 school at Accra Newtown, have been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour.

The accused persons pleaded guilty to various counts of conspiracy and assault.

Nima Divisional Police Commander, ACP Nuhu Jango, confirmed this to Citi News noting that, the police had “arrested three persons… the lady and the two male assailants, Swallah and Hamza.”

He added that, “all the three pleaded guilty to the charges. They were given five counts of offences they committed and they pleaded guilty to all… the court sentenced Hamza and Swallah to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour”

One other suspects is currently on the run, yet to be apprehended, according to ACP Jango. He thus assured that the police would ensure that the other suspect is apprehended.

ACP Jango also stated that “the female student at the center of the controversy has also been found guilty of conspiring with the convicts, and is yet to be sentenced by a Juvenile Court on Thursday.”

Background

Teachers of St. John’s 1 & 2 Primary School were assaulted by thugs who invaded the school. A class five pupil of the school was reported to have called in the thugs after she was punished by her teacher for misdemeanor.
The student left the classroom only to return in about 20 minutes with the thugs who attacked the female teachers.

Teachers transferred

The school was shut down temporarily after the thugs assaulted the teachers with canes and knives. The teachers who suffered the attack have been transferred by the Ghana Educational Service (GES) to ensure their security.

A total of 17 suspects were arrested in connection with the assault and three policemen were assigned to ensure the safety of teachers and students of the school.

This was after an intervention by the Ghana National Association of Teachers and the National Association of Graduate Teachers, NAGRAT.

 

Source: classfmonline