Ghana: Mathematics teacher jailed for 15 years for this crime

Ghana: mathematics teacher sentenced to 15 years in prison

A Court in Tamale has sentenced a 34-year old mathematics teacher at Sawla Senior High School in the Savannah Region, Ernest Ocloo, to 15 years of imprisonment after finding him guilty of raping one of his students.

The sexual assault occurred in 2019, and the case had since been on trial until Tuesday, May 17, when the court gave its ruling.

Although the teacher pleaded not guilty to the offense, a 7-member jury, after reviewing pieces of evidence that were made available to the court, returned a unanimous verdict of guilt, hence his sentencing.

Citinewsroom.com reports the Principal State Attorney, Salia Abdul-Quddus, as saying that the convict had earlier admitted to the offense in his own written investigation caution statement, but changed it to not guilty during the trial process.

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