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Nigerian Trader Jailed In Volta Ghana For Beating Up Teacher Who Flogged Daughter

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Nigerian Trader Jailed In Volta Ghana For Beating Up Teacher Who Flogged Daughter

A Nigerian trader identified as, David Simon Chukwu, living in Dzodze in the Volta Region, Ghana, has been sentenced to nine months in jail or the option of fine of GH¢1, 800 (N133, 170) for assaulting a teacher and the headteacher of the Roman Catholic Central Basic School.

The sentence was issued by an Aflao Circuit Court after he pleaded guilty to being on the premises of the school for unlawful purpose and assault of a public officer, reports Citinewsroom.

Chukwu, however, pleaded not guilty to the third charge, also the assault of a public officer and the Court presided over by Mr. Ali Baba Abature, adjourned the case.

The court ordered the remand of Chukwu in police custody till October 17, for the prosecution to prove his guilt on the third charge.

The prosecutor, Mr. Michael Akemo, a Detective Police Inspector told the court that the complainants, Ben Dzata and Godwin Dzelu, headmaster and teacher respectively were assaulted by the Chukwu, a trader, on October 9, at about 12:30pm after the school’s second break on Tuesday.

Akemo told the court that a pupil reported to Mr. Dzelu, the class six teacher that he was referred to as a bastard by another pupil, Felicia Chukwu, the suspect’s daughter.

Felicia Chukwu was sent for but she refused to show up, prompting Mr. Dzelu to follow up and whip her for refusing to answer his call. Felicia sneaked home to tell her father, who stormed the school and beat up the teachers, without listening to their explanations.

Police arrested the suspect at the scene of the incident.



  1. Olaizo

    October 17, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    Why he go beat her?
    What kind of explanation u looking than punches?
    Can’t he like sent the girl home or aske her to call her parent to school to report her and warn her?
    If you flog by own baby, na me me and my baby go flog u till u go resign

  2. Ama

    October 17, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    Nowadays, parents are not allowing their children to grow up; with every little punishment they rush to the school to beat or slam the school authorities. I do not like beating a child in school to cause marks and scars on the body of a school child, it is the corporal punishment which is totally out of context. But I think both the school and parents must find a way of coming together to speak up for what is good for a punishment and what is not good for a punishment. Parents teach your children to respect adults and train because “charity begins at home”. It is so sad that nowadays the school system is being destroyed by both school authorities and parents.

    Teachers mind the way you punish and discipline your students. Parents train your children to show respect to authorities and elders so they can grow to be better citizens.

    • Duru James

      October 17, 2018 at 4:36 PM

      On point @Ama, parents need to do more for their children in terms of moral training.

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