SHS Teacher Jailed 15 Years for Raping Student in Sawla-Tamale

SHS Teacher Jailed 15 Years for Raping Student in Sawla-Tamale

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A 34-year old mathematics teacher of Sawla Senior High School in the Savannah Region, Ernest Ocloo, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labour by a Tamale High Court for raping a student of the school.

The convict pleaded not guilty to the offense.

According to the police fact sheet, “On November 12, 2019, the complainant was in their dormitory when the suspect sent one of the female students to call her to see him in their staff common room. The complainant obliged and when she got to the staff common roof, the suspect seated in a sofa and asked her to join him for some discussion. Just then, the suspect offered her yoghurt and shito which she denied. The suspect then started making love advances towards her but the complainant refused. As she started walking away, the suspect went and locked the door, gripped her and put her on the ground and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her. After the act, the complainant started feeling abdominal pains. The suspect then called the complainant’s school mother to come for her. The school mother and another witness went for the complainant to their dormitory but she fell unconscious and she was rushed to Sawla polyclinic where she was treated and discharged. The complainant reported the matter to police and suspect was subsequently arrested.”

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He was later arraigned at the Sawla district court and charged with rape.

According to sources, Mr. Ernest Ocloo is in the habit of sexually harassing female students in the school.  This outcome of proceedings will deter others from engaging in such acts.

By: Michael Djan

French Tutor and Digital Marketing Blogger/Content Writer and GhanaWeb Professional Reporter/

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