Four students of the Koforidua Technical Institute (KOTECH), have been granted bail after they allegedly attacked students and teachers of the Seventh Day Adventist Senior High School in Koforidua.
The four students, Emmanuel Aduomi, 19; Raymond Oppong, 17; Aseidu John, 19 and Amanor Enoch, 19, were earlier arrested by the New Juaben Municipal Police Command during the said attack.
The attack by the boys from KOTECH, left a female student of the SDA school with head injuries after she was hit with a stone.
Students of KOTECH clashed with police following the arrest of the four students who attacked students and teachers of the SDA school. Both police and authorities of the schools, say they are unaware what may have triggered the clashes.
Confirming the incident to Citi News, the Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Gideon Boateng, said the four students had been attacking students of SDA on several occasions.
“Police received a call from the headmistress of the school that they were under attack by some students from KOTECH, apparently the recent attack was the third time in a week, but the teachers on previous occasions tried to mitigate the situation.”
“The Municipal Police Command quickly moved to the school and subsequently arrested the four students who had injured a female student as a result of the stones they threw into the classrooms,” he narrated.
Inspector Boateng added that, the police had begun investigations into what might have triggered the actions of the students from KOTECH.
“We have issued the female student with a police medical form to seek immediate medical attention at the hospital, we have also granted the four students police bail as we intensify our investigations.”
A teacher at the SDA Senior High School, Bernard Hoyle, expressed his fears over the situation to Citi News.
“We are really worried about these attacks because it is not the first time. We have gathered information that students of KOTECH are planning to attack us again next week Thursday when we vacate, so school authorities have decided to hire buses and bring them into the school’s compound to convey our travelling students to avoid being attacked on the streets.”
When asked by Citi News about plans to ensure the safety of the students, Inspector Gideon Boateng assured that police were in control of the situation.
“I must say that if the signals the teachers are picking is true, then I will caution the students of KOTECH to rescind their decision because we will let them know that laws work in Ghana. If a single soul is arrested again he will be prosecuted. I want to assure students of SDA and teachers that the police are on top of issues, and we will make sure they are protected”.