JHS student who assaulted Nungua teacher fined GHC1,800

Court The JHS student was found guilty by the court

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 Source: starrfm.com.gh

The Juvenile Court' C' in Accra has convicted the final-year student of the Nungua KROMA 2 Junior High School who assaulted a teacher to a fine of GHc1, 800.

The court found the JHS student guilty of assaulting the teacher who punished him for failure to do his homework on February 22 this year.

Although he denied conspiring with 15 other men to assault the teacher, the juvenile offender was found guilty after trial.

The court said he would serve a jail term of three months if he defaulted in the payment of the fine.

The prosecution had told the court that the accused (name withheld) refused to do his homework and after he was punished, he dashed home to call 15 other young men who allegedly stormed the school in a Sprinter bus and attacked the teacher, inflicting wounds on his face.

The teacher, Moses Onyameasem, was rescued by his colleagues and rushed to the LEKMA Hospital, Accra, where he was treated and discharged.

After the attack, the pupil's mother was also alleged to have gone to the school and verbally assaulted the teacher, the prosecution said, adding that the development led to the school's closure.

On Monday, February 22, at about 1215 hours, the teacher, accompanied by Roger Asempa, the Head Teacher, went to the Police Station to report the assault.

The teacher reported that at about 1200 hours, a student in his class and 15 other young men from the Nungua town came to the school in a bus to assault him physically.

The prosecution said a medical form was issued to the complainant to seek medical attention, whilst a joint stakeholder meeting was held over the incident.

Source: starrfm.com.gh
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