9 convicted for attacking 3 teachers at Ayinasin

The District Magistrate Court at New Tafo-Akim, in the Eastern Region, convicted nine out of 11 accused, who attacked three teachers at the Ayinasin Methodist Basic School .

Seven of the convicts were sentenced to GH¢1,800 each, two others GH¢2,400 each and the chemical shop owner GH¢3000.

Two other accused, who are juveniles, would have their case dealt with next two weeks after Social Welfare presents a social enquiry reports.

On Tuesday, July 26, accused armed with clubs attacked three teachers of the school, and ordered one of them to kneel down as punishment for accusing them of supplying drugs to Junior High School (JHS) students.

The teachers had detected the use of drugs, including Diazepam, among students of the Ayinasin Methodist JHS.

Investigations revealed a student, whose uncle owns a Chemical Shop in the community, supplied drugs to his JHS colleagues.

An emergency Parents-Teacher-Association (PTA) meeting to deal with matters affecting the school, was disrupted by the accused and others at large.

The case was reported to the police, leading to the arrest of the suspects for investigations.

Detective Chief Inspector Barnabas Mends, told the court that investigation established that Diazepam was a restricted drug, which was not to be sold at a chemical shop.

They have all been freed after their relatives paid their penalties.

Meanwhile, the Pharmaceutical Council has closed down the chemical shop for flouting its regulations. – 3NEWS

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