Students at St. Paul prevent the matron from transporting stolen food from the school grounds.
St.Pauls Technical School in Akyem Kukurantumi, Abuakwa North Municipality, Eastern Region, was thrown into confusion on Sunday when students went on the rampage and impounded a taxi cab used by the school’s matron to transport allegedly stolen food from the school’s kitchen.
The students surrounded the taxi with registration number AS 3074 – 15, some armed with stones and sticks. After the matron, Madam Comfort, and the taxi driver absconded and abandoned the vehicle, they deflated all four tyres.
Benjamin Adjabeng, the school’s headmaster, filed a formal complaint with the Akyem Kukurantumi Police Station.
The police went to the school to unload nine buckets of groundnut paste, one bag of millet, four boxes of tin tomatoes, three bags of rice, three bags of flour, two bags of sugar, and one big gallon of cooking oil that were allegedly stolen.
Police detained an accomplice in the school’s kitchen to aid the investigation, but the Matron and the taxi driver remain at large. Food theft is rampant in second-cycle institutions.
On April 28, 2021, the Ghana Education Service (GES) directed the management of 53 Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Ashanti Region to work with the Ghana Police Service’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to investigate some food-related infractions.
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