Ada-Foah Teachers Demand Justice For Slain Colleague



IMG_6619Teachers at Ada-Foah, in the Ada East District,  embarked on a demonstration last Monday, to demand the speedy trial of Ebenezer Pedator who allegedly shot and killed a female teacher at Ada-Foah, in November last year.

The deceased, 35-year-old Rebecca Wollor, a Liberian  graduate teacher, was on her way to the Otrokpe District Assembly Primary School, when the suspect, who was alleged to be hiding in an uncompleted building shot her dead, at close range.

The incident shocked the Ada Foah community, resulting in the teachers boycotting classes for almost a week.

The suspect later gave himself up to the police, together with the weapon he used to kill Rebecca.

Government and opinion leaders in the area had to convince the teachers to go back to the classroom, with the assurance of bringing the perpetrator to book.

But one-year after the incident, the trial of the suspect is yet to begin.

The teachers have become apprehensive over the delay of the trial.

And as part of one-year remembrance of the incident they decided to present a petition to the President, John Dramani Mahama, through the District Chief  Executive of the area before embarking on a sit down strike, next term.

They wore red arm bands and held placards with inscriptions such as, “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied,” “we want justice, We cry for Becky”, “Protect teachers in your community”, “Becky we miss you” and “Attorney General and Minister of Justice, wake up”.

The District GNAT Secretary, Anthony Ofoe Lumor, who presented the petition to the District coordinating Director Peter Thompson, urged the president to intervene and order the Attorney-General to, as a matter of urgency, see to it that justice is done their deceased colleague.

According to him, reliable information from Liberia indicates that some relatives of the deceased are planning to vent their anger on Ghanaians in the country if the state does not ensure that justice is done. From Lawrence Akpalu 

 

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