A district court has remanded the headmaster linked to the drowning incident in Northern Ghana into prison custody.
Emmanuel Changer of the St. Charles Lwanga Junior High at Saboba is facing the court for his alleged role in the accident that left nine students dead.
He is alleged to have sent some thirty-one students to work on his farm last week Friday, and on their return, the canoe capsized, killing all nine students. He has also been asked to step aside as the Ghana Education Service (GES)opens investigations into his conduct, officials say.
The accused has been charged with manslaughter, a crime of killing a human being without malice, aforethought or in circumstances not amounting to murder’.
At a Tamale District Court where the case was called on Monday, November 15, 2021, the defence counsel pleaded with the court to grant his client bail, arguing that the accused voluntarily submitted himself to the police hence had no intention to jump bail should he be granted.
However, the Judge, who presided over the case, Amadu Issifu, declined the appeal for bail and remanded the accused into prison custody.
The case has been adjourned to November 29, 2021, as investigation continues.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL MONITORING