A teacher at the Lume Ahugakope MA Basic School in the Akatsi South Municipality in the Volta Region has been slammed with a 7- year jail term for defiling a school pupil and engaging in sodomy activities.
Mensah Believe, 27 who was found guilty by a Sogakope Circuit Court is said to be an Information Communication Technology (ICT) and English teacher. He pleaded guilty to the charges of perpetuating sodomy activities and defilement of a pupil who is under 16 years.
According to the Detective Chief Inspector, Joseph Ajongbah, the convict had also engaged in same activities with another male pupil of 13 years from the same school.
The teacher who reportedly denied the charges after a complaint was registered at the Akatsi South Education Directorate subsequently admitted having committed same crimes when he was made to appear before the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Akatsi Police.
The chairman of the Akatsi South and North Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Mr. Prosper Agbeli has condemned the act and also appealed to authorities in the area to involve the association when matters relating to teachers arise.