Joseph Kpemka, a former Deputy Attorney General and former member of parliament for Tempani, called the assault at the Adisadel College “barbaric” and said it should not be “swept under the carpet.”
The episode, according to Mr. Kpemka, is merely the tip of the “iceberg”. He claimed that the situation had become out of hand and infuriating because some people had taken videos of the assault and watched it with a certain amount of delight. Therefore, he asserted, these occur frequently in diverse schools and should be carefully looked at.
“What happened in Adisadel College is just the tip of the iceberg. What has gone unreported is just a drop in the ocean, it’s not a recent phenomenon. This was an act of barbarism, I will call it an uncivilized act meted out to that innocent student. It must be condemned in no uncertain terms. He could have bled to death.”Joseph Kpemka
In order to prevent similar incidents at schools in the future, Mr. Kpemka called for the creation of a committee to investigate the incident in great detail.
“We need to put in place a committee to make some recommendations as to what to do going forward across the board in the country. It’s a very holistic thing we need to look at. We have acted like ostriches in the past and buried our heads that nothing is happening. Horrible things are happening in some of these institutions.
“This incident is good for us because it will give us a clue as to what to do as a people going forward. As people, we don’t need to sweep this under the carpet, as we have always done. We talk about it and that is the end of it, then it reoccurs in another institution. If we don’t put in place measures to stop it, we will get to a stage where certain things may happen that will have implications of a grave nature.”Joseph Kpemka
The Adisadel College student who was shown choking his fellow student in a popular video was detained by Cape Coast police. The incident in which a student attacked another in a hostel was captured on tape, leading to the arrest.
Parents, students, and the general public were all outraged and concerned about the situation. The incident was captured on film, which shocked people and sparked concerns about the security and welfare of kids in educational facilities. The suspect was detained, appeared in court for an arraignment, and was then given bail.
Disciplinary Measures Against Housemaster Pointless
The disciplinary sanctions implemented in reaction to the assault event at Adisadel College, which was documented in a frightening viral video, were criticized by Clement Apaak, the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Builsa South constituency, as being meaningless.
The Adisadel College housemaster was given a sentence that MP Clement Apaak deemed “improper.”
He further said that the victim at the center of the assault should not have been suspended by the authorities.
In addition to expressing dismay over the housemaster’s suspension, Clement Apaak contended that the incident might have occurred in the housemaster’s blind spot.
“I was shocked when I heard that the housemaster and the victim were suspended. The cause of action was not proper. How do you punish somebody who had already received this insane level of cruelty at the hands of a perpetrator? Because he didn’t report? I had an issue with that.
“I also had an issue with the decision to suspend the housemaster. I think that the decision to suspend the housemaster and the victim was improper. The incident might have happened on the blind side of the housemaster.”Clement Apaak
The MP condemned the act, emphasizing that the victim could have died from being strangled.
“You could literally see the victim was almost passing out. You could think that the student who videoed or the witnesses would have tried to intervene or caution the student who was perpetrating this act of barbarism to stop. But invariably, he was being cheered on.
“The intent was obvious to cause harm, this could have led to a death or a murderous situation. Let no one make an excuse about the gravity and the consequences of what happened and, of course, it’s condemnable.”Clement Apaak
However, he praised the administrators for bringing the victim back to school. The legislator also advised housemasters in different second-cycle institutions to hire spies amongst the students to monitor others who exhibit negative behavior.