General News of Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Another Matron has been caught for allegedly stealing large quantity of foodstuff belonging to her school meant to support the Free Senior High School Policy.
It comes as the Police are yet to arrest the Buipe Matron who stole food items belonging to her school.
Madam Grace Abudu, Matron of Tolon Senior High School, was caught allegedly diverting the foods, just weeks after her colleague at Buipe Senior High School who was also arrested with bus full of foodstuff, went missing after she was handed over to the police.
The youth of Tolon intercepted a tricycle travelling towards Tamale carrying load of tucked food items. The tricycle was monitored by some students as it left the bushy school campus with loaded the items.
The tricycle was led to the campus before the youth seized the items and invited all stakeholders for a search.
Three “jerry” Cans of cooking oil, two bags of beans, Five bags of rice, packs of detergents and several tin of tomatoes were found in the tricycle.
Madam Grace reportedly admitted to stealing the food items but later claimed she was sending them to a mill in Tamale.
Assembly man for Nayiligfong electoral area, Mohammed Samed Chantiwuni said, he and the PTA chairman formed a vigilante group after numerous reports of food shortage in the school.
He said they had information about the Matron’s dealings but they wanted evidence.
Somed said when the items were brought back and the search was conducted, the Matron insisted the items were meant for mill but later confessed when the tin of milk and cans of oil, which she had concealed separately, were uncovered.
The case has been reported to police and the district education authorities, the assemblyman said, adding that police had left the Matron after taking her statement, a development he deems worrying.