Nkwatia Presby SHS assault: Uncle of student allegedly kidnapped

Report suggests three men stormed the residence of the uncle of the student in a pick-up and whisked him away to an undisclosed location

Emmanuel Agyapong, the uncle of the student, who was allegedly assaulted by the assistant headmaster of Nkwatia Presby Senior High School (SHS), has reportedly been kidnapped, family sources say.

Report suggests three men stormed the residence of the uncle of the student in a pick-up and whisked him away to an undisclosed location.

The family has since reported the incident to the Pokuase police after several attempts to reach the uncle proved futile.

Speaking to Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Wednesday (30 August), the father of the assaulted student, Kwaku Mensah said the family has reached out to the education minister to intervene in the issue.

“The regional minister has called me this morning assuring me that they will take up the matter,” Mensah said. “He said he has also been informed that the men who came to the house yesterday actually works with the school.”

“I called the education minister to intervene to ensure Emmanuel Agyapong is released,” he added.

Listen to Kwaku Mensah in the attached audio clip below (he spoke in Twi)

Sleepless night

The student, who was allegedly assaulted, Diana Mensah, has said she had a sleepless night after the incident.

According to her, the school officials only gave her a pain reliever after the incident, which nearly left her blind.

Photographs and videos of the student’s heavily bruised face have been widely circulated on social media generating widespread outrage.


The Ghana Education Service (GES) has since dismissed the headmaster pending further investigation into the matter.

A statement issued by the GES on Monday (28 August) condemned the attack on the student, adding that the student is being provided with the necessary medical attention and counselling.

“The GES unequivocally condemns the actions of the assistant headmaster who is supposed to ensure that students and teachers operate in a safe school environment. The Eastern Regional Director of Education is liaising with the school authorities and the relevant law enforcement agency to investigate the matter.

“Meanwhile, the assistant headmaster has been relieved of his duties and the student is receiving medical care and counselling,” the GES statement said.

I am still recovering

Appearing on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday (29 August), Mensah said she is still recovering from the assault.

“I went to my house mistress to report the incident, after the assistant headmaster slapped me,” she told the show host Kwaku Nhyira-Addo. “But she only gave me paracetamol and asked me to report back after assembly the next day. So, the following day, I went back and told her I had a sleepless night but she gave me paracetamol again.”

“There wasn’t any improvement in my condition, so I had to call my uncle and he asked me to report to the police. When I reported to the police, they assigned an officer to accompany me to the school, but the assistant headmaster was not around, immediately the police left, he also came back.

“My house mistress subsequently called me that the headmistress wanted to see me. When I got there, she asked me the ages of my parents, and further asked me whether I could arrest my father if he scolds me, saying that what I did was not right,” Mensah said.


Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra


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