A final year student of Three Town Senior High School in the Ketu South Municipality, Gilbert Akakpo, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment by the Aflao Circuit Court for causing harm to an ICT tutor.
The 19-year old student was arraigned before the court for stabbing, John Kwashi Akey, the ICT teacher in August this year.
Facts presented to the court by Police prosecution stated that, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, the Senior House Master of Three Town Senior High School reported to police in Denu that same day at about 12:50pm, Akakpo Gilbert, a Visual Art, and final year Student stabbed a Teacher by the name of John Akey Kwashi with a cutter on his left upper arm when the teacher tried preventing the convict from bullying some first-year students of the school.
The prosecution added that victim John Akey, an ICT tutor sustained a deep cut on the arm and was sent to Ketu South Municipal Hospital for treatment. The convict was later handed to police by his father and subsequently sent to court on Thursday, August 12, 2021, for prosecution.
Consequently, the presiding judge, His Honour Joseph Ofosu on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, convicted and sentenced the accused to 4yrs in Hard Labour.
The judge in delivering his ruling stated that, the court was lenient on the convict as a first-time offender, however, the punishment was necessary to serve as a deterrent to other students who have no respect for authorities in schools.
Convict awaits the covid-19 test result to be conveyed to Ho Central Prison to begin the sentence.