GHANASS matron charged with stealing; granted GHC 30,000 bail


A Circuit Court in Koforidua in the Eastern region has granted bail to the matron and a driver of the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS) who allegedly stole food items meant for students.

At the court, Her Honour, Janet Anima Margo slapped a GHC30,000 on each of the suspects with two sureties.

The suspects Comfort Oduro Bruce and her accomplice, Alfred pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing and abetment of crime respectively.

The suspects, Comfort Oduro Bruce was reportedly caught red-handed by the chief security man of the school, Kofi Kanjagan, when she and the driver (one Alfred) was transporting the foodstuffs with a GES vehicle with registration number, GN 6717-15, a few weeks ago.

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According to the security man on 16th November, 2017, at 7pm, the matron packed the big truck with sacks of gari, cartons of milk, rice, tins of Milo, cartons of tomatoes, among other items.

Mr. Kanjagan claimed she was allegedly assisted by one of her staff, Appiah, who later confessed to the Brong-Ahafo Regional Youth Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye DC.

The security man added that after the incident he called the headmaster and even wrote an official report to him that very night but he (headmaster) refused to cause their arrest and allowed them to transport the foodstuffs away.