Police hunt for 16-yr-old student for attempted murder; teachers live in fear

File photo[/caption] The form one student who attempted to murder his teacher at Birim in the Nsuta District of the Ashanti Region is wanted by the Police. The 16-year-old, Richard Koduah of the Birim B/A Junior High School, is said to have fled the town after the foiled murder and has since not been seen. Teachers in the school are now leaving in fear and some are said to be unwilling to attend classes until the boy is arrested. The Police have meanwhile cautioned his parents to either bring him or provide information that will lead to his arrest. Background Koduah was punished by his teacher, Sandra Oparebea, for absenting from school without permission. But in his bid to payback his female teacher, he surreptitiously entered the teacher’s room into the roof carrying a knife and machete. The incident happened last Saturday at about 12:30am at a time that Ms Oparebea, was asleep. Narrating her ordeal and how she managed to escape death, Ms Oparebea told Onua FM that while asleep, she heard some unusual noise from her roof which woke her up. According to her, she wondered what was the cause of the noise. Not long, she said her co-tenants, who heard the noise, started knocking at her door to find out if she was alright. She said her co-tenants joined her to search where the strange noise was coming, only to find Koduah on the roof holding a knife and machete. Koduah was said to have confessed to them that he was there to murder Ms Oparebea. A report was made to the Police and the school authorities but Kodua has absconded in a bid to avoid arrest.

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Fear But the teachers say they are frightened by the incident and fear for their lives. Ms Oparebea told Onua FM Thursday that her other colleagues are reluctant to go back to their classrooms to teach . Though the school authorities have tried to calm down the teachers, that appears not to have been effective. The teachers say they suspect Kodua’s parents may know his whereabouts because they have made no attempt finding him. By Esther Efia Asare|Onua FM|3news.com|Ghana]]>


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