Two Arrested Over Osei Kyeretwie SHS Stabbing Incident

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Police in the Ashanti Region have arrested two persons in connection with a stabbing incident at the Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) in the Ashanti Region that left one student dead.

The deceased, 19-year-old final year student, Godfred Arthur, was stabbed in the neck by unknown assailants who attacked students on Wednesday night.

Scores of parents of students of the school on Thursday morning besieged the school to take their wards home over the incident, but they were denied access to the school by authorities.

According to the Board Chairman of the school, although they understand the frustration of the parents, they could not allow them to take their wards home because they are writing their final exams.

Some of the parents who spoke to Citi News expressed disappointment over the situation, and vowed to wait until the examination ends today [Thursday], to take their wards home.

“At about 12:00am, he called me and said thieves have come to the school and they have all come out of the school, but one of their colleagues has been stabbed to death. I told him I will come this morning to take him home, so that is why I am here. But authorities are saying that they can’t allow us to go in. I have seen my son, but will wait here till they allow me to take him home,” one of the parents said.

The aggrieved parents also blamed the lack of a fence wall around the school for the incident.

But the Board Chairman of the school, Owusu Ansah, said the school was unable to build a fence wall because of a long-standing litigation over the school’s land.

“For so many years, we have been fighting for this fence issue. It is something that is being contested by some landlords that they bought the land from some chiefs. But this land given to OKESS is gazetted. We are waiting for the litigation to end,” he said.

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