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CID probes death of Aburi Girls SHS student

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has began investigations into the circumstances that led to the death of a 16-year-old student of the Aburi Girls Senior High School (SHS).

The Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Acheampong disclosed this on Friday after visiting the school with the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum and other relevant stakeholders.

The first-year student, Stacy Okyere tragically passed on Sunday, February 4 after complaining of stomach pains.

School authorities have come under criticisms following allegations that Stacy was denied medical attention by the school nurse, who accused her of repeatedly feigning illness.

But Mr Acheampong has stated it will be premature to blame management, hence the need for a probe by the police to bring finality.

“I have been given a briefing by the management of the school. Because of the nature of the passing of the student, it becomes a conversation which requires law enforcement agencies, in particular, the CID of the Ghana Police, to come in and investigate the matter for us.

“The Ghana Education service(GES) has its own mechanisms of investigating these matters as well, and so for us, it’s premature to offer any form of conclusions in respect of this matter,” he told journalists.

Mr Acheampong further called for calm amidst the difficult situation.

“We are here to express our condolences to management and students. We pray to God to strengthen the family. We are keenly following investigations, and we will keep the sanctity of this institution,” he added.

Meanwhile, school management and GES have been tight-lipped about the unfortunate incident.


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