General News of Sunday, 8 February 2015
St Paul’s Senior High School at Denu in the Volta Region has been closed down over riots on Friday night which led to the death of one student and several others injured.
The students were allegedly protesting against the Police’s attempt to protect two of their colleagues whom they accused of engaging in sodomy.
According to one of the teachers, the students claimed they caught two of their colleagues having gay sex and insisted on delivering an instant justice of beating them.
The school authorities after several failed attempts to control the students called in the Police.
“These boys said they wouldn’t agree because the teachers have not been doing anything to students practicing gayism in the school,’’ said the teacher who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Immediately the Police arrived at the school, the students started throwing stones at them.
They destroyed school properties after they blocked access to the major roads on the school compound.
The two suspects; first and second-year male students, were allegedly seen caressing each other and having anal sex.
Some of the students who spoke to Citi News said they were compelled to penalize their colleagues immediately, because the school authorities had been condoning such acts in the school.
Some of the students have also accused the Police of having a hand in their colleague’s death. They claim the Police opened fire on them when they arrived on the school premises, and one of the stray bullets hit their colleague.
Ketu South Police Commander, Superintendent Augustine Luguyare, who confirmed the incident, said, doctors are yet to conduct an autopsy to tell the cause of death.
He assured the public that measures are being put in place to prevent further violence. He, however, denied the Police had a hand in the death of the deceased, Adio Rakhib.