A student of Salaga Senior High School in the East Gonja Municipality of the Northern Region, Mohammed Abdul Rauf, is in critical condition after he was allegedly shot by his teacher, Sulemana Osman, on Saturday, December 1.
The incident reportedly happened outside the school premises when students had closed from an entertainment programme.
Rauf, according to the brother, was suspended together with three of his colleagues in November for skipping classes and going to smoke substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
He said the four went to the school on Saturday for entertainment though on suspension and some of the students who saw them reported the issue to the teacher, Sulemana Osman.
“He came from the house with the gun and when he came he didn’t even meet them on campus so he followed them and shot my brother” the victim’s brother narrated to 3news.com.
He added that the issue was reported to the police.
“When we reported the issue to the police, they gave us a medical form and we went to Salaga government hospital. My brother has since been referred to Tamale and we are looking for money to go”, he said.
Sources close to the school also confirmed the four students were suspended after being investigated for skipping classes and going to smoke substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
According to the sources, the teacher followed them to ask why they came to the school when they are supposed to be on suspension but a misunderstanding reportedly ensued, and the teacher shot and injured one of the students.
Meanwhile efforts to reach the Salaga police commander on the matter has not been successful.