Suhum PRESEC student jailed 2 years for threatening to kill teacher.
A final year student of the Suhum Presbyterian Senior High
School (PRESEC) in the Eastern region has been sentenced to
2 years in prison for threatening to kill a teacher in the school.
The student (name withheld) recorded a video of himself
brandishing a cutlass and threatened to cut off the head
of the teacher for punishing him for misconduct.
The teacher lodged a formal complaint at the Suhum Police
station after which the student was arrested while in class learning.
He was processed and put before the Suhum Circuit Court where
he was found guilty and convicted to two years imprisonment.
Suhum Police Commander Chief Superintendent Joseph Owusu
confirmed the arrest and prosecution of the
student to Starr News’ Kojo Ansah.
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The Public Relations Officer of Suhum Municipal Directorate
of Ghana Education Service (GES) Benjamin Kudjo said the GES
is aware of the arrest of the student but has not
officially been updated on the court proceedings.
According to the criminal offence act of Ghana, a person who
threatens any other person with death, with intent to put that
person in fear of death, commits a second-degree felony.
This comes after Police in Ejura in Ashanti Region have been
criticized for failing to act on similar threats of death on
social media activist Ibrahim Muhammed alias Kaaka Macho.
The victim was reportedly beaten by some individuals who
claimed his activism was making government unpopular.