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Suhum PRESEC student jailed 2 years for threatening to kill teacher

Suhum PRESEC student jailed 2 years for threatening to kill teacher

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.

 

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