Court Suspends Adisadel College Case as Accused Student Rejects Charges

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The hearing of the case involving the viral video of a final-year student brutalizing another at Adisadel College has been suspended by the Cape Coast District Court. His Lordship Eric Oheneba Antwi Boasiako presided over the case and adjourned it until Wednesday, September 27.

The suspension was to allow the students involved time to prepare for the upcoming West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

Due to the sensitivity of the matter, the case was heard in the judge’s chamber, and parents of the two students and members of the public were present to observe the proceedings, which did not take place.

The accused student, who is still on bail, did not admit to the charges of assault and causing harm brought against him by the prosecutors.

Meanwhile, Ekow Holman, the Senior Housemaster of Adisadel College, remains suspended by the school’s authorities pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation into the incident. He was interdicted after the incident came to light and sparked widespread condemnation.

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In the video that caused public outrage, the suspect was seen subjecting another student to a heartbreaking assault, grabbing him by the neck and hitting his face against a metallic bed in their dormitory. The victim’s face swelled up immediately after the attack.

The school’s decision to suspend both the victim and the assailant initially angered many Ghanaians, questioning why the victim should face punishment on top of the violence inflicted on him.

After the intervention of the Ghana Education Service and other stakeholders, the suspect is now facing legal action, while the victim has been allowed to return from suspension and receive medical treatment. The school has provided him with a psychologist for support and counseling to help him overcome the trauma.

The incident occurred on June 30, but the students initially concealed it from the school authorities until it was discovered later.

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