Court remands lecturer of Ho School of Hygiene for slashing son with a cutlass

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Tue, 19 Apr 2022 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Lecturer cuts son as punishment for not going to school

Lecturer charged with causing unlawful harm and the use of an offensive weapon in Ho

JHS student slashed by father for not writing end-of-term exams

The Ho District Court 2 has remanded a 41-year-old lecturer at the School of Hygiene in Ho, Sampson Quaye Agbavitor, for allegedly slashing his son with a cutlass as a punishment for not going to school at Ho-Dome.

According to the police prosecutor in charge of the case, Inspector Rejoice Kasa, Agbavitor on April 11, 2022, subjected his son to severe beatings before cutting him with a cutlass after he was prevented by school authorities from writing two end-of-term examinations, graphiconline.com reports.

Inspector Kasa told the court that the main reason the victim, who is a Junior High School (JHS) student, was prevented from writing the examination was because Agbavitor refused to honour an invitation from the school authorities to deal with disciplinary issues regarding his son.

The policeman said that the lecturer left the boy in his room after cutting him, and neighbours alerted the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), who then rescued the victim and arrested the accused person.

The victim is reported to be receiving treatment at the Ho Teaching Hospital (HTH) and will be handed over to social workers after his treatment.

The judge of the Ho District Court 2 did not take the plea of the lecturer, who is being charged with causing unlawful harm and the use of an offensive weapon.

The judge, however, remanded the accused person to the custody of the police and he is expected to appear before the court again on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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