The suspended Assistant Headmaster of the Kumasi High School, George Amponsah-Duodo, who has been accused of sodomizing some students of the school, has sued the Director General of Ghana Education Service [GES] and the headmaster of Kumasi SHS for defamation.
Describing the allegations as “baseless” in a letter from his lawyers, Mr. Amponsah-Duodo said he was not given fair hearing by the school’s disciplinary committee.
According to his lawyers, the committee investigating the allegations has been “necessitated merely by hearsay or some assertion without any concrete documentary or evidential proof.”
In a writ sighted by Peacefmonline.com, Mr. Amponsah-Duodo lawyers argued that the second respondent, who is the headmaster of the school refused to produce the student who made the allegation against their client for interrogation.
“The 2nd respondent’s committee neither showed me any complaint or a statement written by the student nor the name if the student” the writ reads.
Four students are so far said to have leveled allegations against the Assistant school head.
According to a letter from the head of the GES legal unit during investigations, the Assistant Headmaster’s name was cited by a final year student of the school as having introduced him to homosexuality.
But the suit empathically stated that “the committee deliberately failed, refused and neglected to produce my accuser before the committee for me to cross-examine him on the allegation made against me”.
Mr. Amponsah-Duodo’s lawyers also urged the committee investigating the matter to compel the student to provide “proof of the allegation of sexual misconduct or homosexual act if any.”
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