Anyinasin Methodist JHS teacher attack: 9 persons fined

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Nine persons who attacked a teacher of the Anyinasin Methodist School have been fined by the Akim Tafo Magistrate Court.

The court presided over by Her Worship Josephine Akyaa Dwamena asked the accused to pay a fine of between GH¢1,800 (150 penalty units) and GH¢2,400 (200 penalty units) each or in default serve a three-month prison sentence.

The third and seventh accused persons who were charged with 3 counts for conspiracy to commit crime to wit threat of harm, being on the premises for unlawful purposes were sentenced to pay a fine of 150 penalty units each on 1st and 2nd counts and fined 200 penalty units on count 3 or in default also serve three months imprisonment which will run concurrently.

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The judge, before passing judgement, considered the ages of the accused persons, the fact that the accused persons were all first-time offenders with the aim of deterring other community members.

The drug seller who was charged for possession of restricted drug without lawful authority, 45-year-old Kwasi Gyentu Darkwah, was sentenced to pay a fine of 250 penalty units [GH¢3,000] or in default 3 months imprisonment with hard labour.

However, the court requested for social enquiry report on Annor Benjamin and Tiboah Addo Samuel after referring them to juvinile courts.

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The Abuakwa North Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Umar Bondinga, who spoke to Citi News welcomed the court’s ruling.

Meanwhile, a representative of the Abuakwa North Education Directorate, Maxwell Owusu,  has disclosed that plans are being made to transfer the affected teacher.

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