The case involving a final-year student of Adisadel College who was captured in a video violently assaulting his colleague in the dormitory has been adjourned to August 2, 2023, by the Cape Coast District Court 2.
A journalist says the case which was being heard in court for the first was adjourned because the District Court did not have a full panel for the case, a situation which made the hearing of the criminal case be suspended.
The 2023 WASSCE graduate captured in a viral video violently assaulting a junior in a dormitory was arrested by the Ghana Police Service following a directive by the Attorney General for him to appear in court on Friday, July 28, 2023.
The arrest comes after Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) condemning the assault called on the Ghana Police Service to take up the unfortunate incident and treat it as a criminal case and punish the final-year student involved.
The Director of the education think tank, Mr Kofi Asare in a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek said “I condemn the alleged incident of bullying at Adisadel College. This is a criminal matter for the Ghana Police Service.”
Meanwhile, the mother of the bullied student, Margaret Afari, has appealed to the management of Adisadel College to allow her son to stay in school to write the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Speaking to the Daily Graphic she said the interim sanctions communicated from the school indicated that her son would have to stay out of the school premises and come with his parents every day to write his WASSCE papers.
“I am pleading with the authorities in charge. They should look again at the sanctions and allow him to stay in the school and write the examination. I don’t want to drag this matter,” she told the Daily Graphic newspaper.