A national service teacher Robert Adzrakor originally posted to Wawase R/C Basic School but teaching at Nkurakan M/A Basic School in Yilo Krobo Municipality of Eastern region has been arrested by Nkurakan Police over death of a Basic Education Certificate Examination ( BECE) candidate.
The final year Junior High School pupil preparing to write this year’s BECE starting August 7,drowned at Huhunya in Saturday July 22,2023 after he and others were taken to farm by the said National Service teacher.
The teacher took the victim -Teye Joseph and three other students namely Tamatey Bernard, Agyapong Richmond and Odonkor Dominic ,all 17 years old final year JHS students from same school to his backyard garden farm at Hununya to work for him.
After close of work ,the students went to river ponpon a major river which takes source from Boti waterfall, to wash themselves.
However, the victim and two other students slipped and fell into the river.
Tamatey Bernard, skilled in swimming saved two of the students but Teye Joseph was retrieved dead.
The National Service Teacher reported himself to Nkurakan police to assist investigation.He has since been transferred to Koforidua District Police Command.
In a related but separate development, a 15year old boy and a class 6 pupil of Islamic Primary School, Begoro in Fanteakwa North district in Eastern region has also drowned in an open manhole.
The deceased ,Mustapha Abdul-Rakim, reportedly slipped and fell into the manhole during a heavy downpour.
Water in the manhole was drained with water pumping machine before his lifeless body retrieved and deposited at Begoro Government hospital morgue.
He has since been buried According to Islamic religion after police completed investigation.