The East Akim Municipal Education Directorate in the Eastern Region has stated that it will ensure that justice is served, in the murder of a teacher at the Asiakwa Salvation Army Basic School.
George Somuah Bosompem, a Religious and Moral Education Teacher was allegedly murdered last week by six teenagers, all former students there.
The 55-year-old was attacked after he threatened to report the teenagers to the Police for encroaching on the school’s property, smoking and defecating there.
Police in the Eastern Region have since arrested all the six suspects.
In a Citi News Interview, the Public Relations Officer of the East Akim Municipal Education Directorate, Maxwell Owusu said they will ensure their colleague’s death is not in vain.
“We led a team of officers from the Regional Education Directorate in Koforidua to Asiakwa to interact with teachers in the community and also visited the bereaved families in their house. We assured them that we shall pursue this matter to ensure that justice is served our late colleague”
The East Akim Municipal Conference of Heads of Basic Schools (CoHBS) has, in a letter to the Kibi Divisional Police Command, indicated its intention to demonstrate in the municipality next week against the assault.
Mr Owusu said the East Akim Municipal Director of Education, Ms Owusua Addo, visited the school during which she met with some teachers and opinion leaders in the community.
Ms Addo, he said, had given an assurance that the matter would be pursued to secure justice for the bereaved family to serve as a deterrent.
She also visited the deceased’s family to commiserate with them.
Mr Owusu said some of the teachers, who obviously feared for their lives, had proposed a mass transfer from the community and indicated that the directorate would discuss the issue.