Two students of the Oyoko Methodist Senior High School in the Eastern Region and another have been convicted to a fine of GHC 1,000 each or in default serve six months in prison for attempting to attack the school.
The convicts are 18-year old Caleb Addo Amponsah, 17-year-old Festus Boateng, both second-year green track students of the school.
The third is 22-year-old Emmanuel Asumani, a cocoa mass sprayer who lives in Oyoko.
Facts of the case
On Thursday, July 30, 2020, Caleb Addo Amponsah, who is on vacation scaled over the OMESS School wall at about 12:30pm to visit his girlfriend who is a second-year Gold track student.
However, some final year male students who saw him accosted him and beat him.
Provoked by the attack, Caleb stormed out of the campus and went to mobilize some of his colleagues – six in number including Frank Awuah Barfuor alias Tarazo ,Larry Opoku alias Vitamilk and Frederick Asante alias Bonka all at Large, armed to launch a reprisal attack on his seniors .
Armed with kitchen knives and machetes, the gang gathered at about 9:30pm same day to embark on the dangerous mission
The Headmaster of the School, Frank Ayiah quickly informed the Koforidua – Effiduase District Police Command with Police officers immediately dispatched.
Caleb and Festus were arrested wielding knife and machete respectively lurking on campus.
The other accomplices managed to escape but Emmanuel Asumani was later arrested while the three others are still at large.