|Six pupils standing trial for the murder of their teacher at Asiakwa in the Eastern Region have been remanded into prison custody.|
The accused persons allegedly assaulted their 55-year old teacher who died a few days after he was sent to the hospital. The suspects Hezekiel Boadu, Evans Aboagye, Richard Anani, Emmanuel Mireku, Philip Okodie and Paul Boadu have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
The deceased teacher, George Somuah who is a Twi and Religious and Moral Education teacher at the Asiakwa Salvation Army Basic School was assaulted by the accused persons on April 25, 2019, and he died on May 4 at the hospital. Lawyer for the accused persons, Peter Nimako prayed the court to grant his clients bail, but the Kibi District judge Alice EfuaYirenkyi remanded them into prison custody to re-appear before the court on June 25.
Some teachers and members of the national leadership of the Ghana National Teachers Association were at the court to give their solidarity. Teachers of the Asiakwa Salvation Army Basic School have refused to teach following the death of their colleague.
The teachers say they fear for their lives, and are calling for maximum security both at the school premises and at home before they return to the classroom.