A final year student of Suhum Presbyterian Senior High School(PRESEC) in the Eastern region has been sentenced to two(2) years in prison for threatening to kill a teacher in the school.
The convicted student -21-year-old Abdulai Fuseini, recorded a video of himself brandishing cutlass and threatened to behead the teacher, Foster Odei Ansong
for punishing him for misconduct.
The Teacher lodged a formal complaint at the Suhum Police station which the student was arrested while in-class learning.
He was processed and put before the Suhum Circuit Court where he was found guilty and convicted to two years imprisonment.
Suhum Police Commander Chief Superintendent Joseph Owusu confirmed the arrest and prosecution of the student but refused to give details when approached by Kasapa News Eastern Regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah at his office.
The Public Relations Officer of Suhum Municipal Directorate of Ghana Education Service (GES) Benjamin Kudjo said the GES is aware of the arrest of the student two weeks ago but has not officially been updated on the court proceedings.
According to the Criminal Offence Act of Ghana, a person who threatens any other person with death, with intent to put that person in fear of death, commits a second-degree felony.
This comes after Police in Ejura in Ashanti Region have been criticized for failing to act on a similar threat of death on a social media activist Ibrahim Muhammed alias Kaaka Macho,35, leading to his death from a mob attack on Friday, June 25, 2021.
The victim was reportedly beaten by some individuals who claimed his activism was making the government unpopular.