Committee set to investigate St Paul SHS shooting incident

General News of Wednesday, 11 February 2015


St Paul Senior High School

The Volta Regional Education Directorate has set up a Committee to investigate circumstances that led to the death of a first-year student of the St. Paul’s Senior High School in Denu.

Deputy Education Director in-charge of Administration and Finance, Dickson Ogodor told Citi News that though they suspect negligence on the part of school authorities they will wait for the outcome of the investigation before drawing any conclusions.

“We are going to investigate to find out who were at fault. Maybe certainly part of the problem could be at the doorstep of the school authorities but we are careful not to draw conclusion on that until investigations are carried out,” he said.

The Deputy Regional Director who expressed remorse about the incident added that “the Regional Directorate is very curious in this issue and the regional director is asking that an independent investigation be conducted in the issue and culprits brought to book.”

Adio Rahkib Yushau Turawah was allegedly shot by one of the officers who were sent to the school to maintain law and order after the students rioted over sexual act between two of the male students.

Meanwhile, the Police have arrested three of its officers who were allegedly involved in the shooting incident.