General News of Friday, 21 September 2018
Senior Matron of the Ghana Secondary Senior High School (GHANASS) in Koforidua and a driver have been convicted by the Koforidua Circuit court to a fine of GHC17,600 for stealing food items meant to feed the students.
Comfort Brew, was arrested last year together with a driver of Ghana Education Service (GES) by a security man in the school while clandestinely diverting the food items.
They were subsequently put before court and were granted GHC50,000 bail.
The prosecutor of the case Assistant State Attorney Dickson Donkor told the court the accused persons tried to smuggle a quantity of food items out of the school using a pick up vehicle with registration number GN 5717 – 15 belonging to the Regional Education Service to sell the items.
Luck however eluded the matron when the security man on duty, stopped the vehicle at the school gate for inspection following which he discovered several boxes of sardines and tin tomatoes being hauled out of the school.
While the security man rushed to inform the School’s store keeper to come and see what he’d found, the driver and the matron drove away.
The security man then lodged a complaint with the School’s Headmaster, Rev. Abraham Donkor following which a three member committee was formed to investigate the matter.
The National Security later took over investigations into the matter after learning of an audio recording in which a woman thought to be the matron was heard assuring one of the accused persons named Appiah, that she is a relative of the Police Commander and that the case will die prematurely.