Richard Kwadzo Ewusie, a teacher at Jacobs Preparatory School at Abeka, a suburb of Accra, has been hauled before an Accra circuit court for negligently causing harm to a pupil’s right eye while flogging another pupil.
The edge of the cane is reported to have hit Edward Pobi Abrokwah’s, right eye.
According to the prosecution led by Detective Inspector Judith Asante, the victim’s eye has now been “totally damaged.”
Ewusie, who appeared before the court presided over by Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, denied the charge and was admitted to bail in the sum of GH¢10,000 with one surety.
He is expected to reappear on April 20, 2016.
Earlier, the teacher was charged with causing harm but the police dropped the charge and substituted it with negligently causing harm.
D/Insp. Asante said the victim is a junior high school student in Form 2 while the complainant, King Isaac Abrokwah, is a farmer resident at Agogo in the Ashanti Region.
She stated that the accused is a teacher in the school the student attends.
The police officer said on June 23, 2014, at about 9am, Ewusie, who was teaching the victim’s class, asked the students some questions but they were unable to answer them correctly.
Detective Inspector Asante indicated that in the process of flogging one of the pupils sitting next to the victim, the tip of the cane hit the right eye, causing him severe pains. She added that the victim reported the incident to the head teacher of the school who gave him (victim) a painkiller.
She stated that the victim later reported the incident to his parents and he was sent to a hospital known as Sight for Africa at Darkuman also in Accra, for treatment.
The prosecution said later the victim was referred to the Agogo Hospital for further treatment but after examination the medical doctor declared the victim’s eye as “totally damaged.”
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