A senior matron at Ghana Senior High School in the Eastern regional capital Koforidua has been caught pants down for allegedly stealing of some foodstuffs meant for the students and selling them outside.
Madam Comfort Oduro Bruce was reportedly caught red-handed by the chief security man of the school, Kofi Kanjagan, when she and the driver (one Alfred) was transporting the foodstuffs with the Regional Ghana Education Service vehicle with registration number, GN 6717-15, over the weekend.
He said on 16th November, 2017, at 7pm, the matron packed the big truck with sacks of gari, cartons of milk, rice, tins of Milo, cartons of tomatoes, among other items.
Mr. Kanjagan claimed she was allegedly assisted by one of her staff, Appiah, who later confessed to the Brong-Ahafo Regional Youth Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye DC.
The security man added that after the incident he called the headmaster and even wrote an official report to him that very night but he (headmaster) refused to cause their arrest and allowed them to transport the foodstuffs away.
Mr. Kanjagan indicated further that thereafter a five-member committee comprising the two assistant headmasters, senior house master and mistress and the bursar was setup by the headmaster, Rev Abraham Osei Donkor, to investigate the matter. He maintained that after the investigation, the report has been kept inside the headmaster’s drawer and has refused to take action on it.
In a leaked video played on Adom FM’s anti-corruption segment Fabewoso, the matron who conceded to stealing the items also implicated the headmaster of the school, Rev. Abraham Osei Donkor of the Methodist church
In an audio recording, Madam Comfort Oduro was heard saying, “Appiah, you know the truth is out; please save my image; don’t tell them I am begging you. Everybody eats from his job, even the headmaster has been taking 20 million old cedis as bribe from parents before admitting their wards, which we all known, that’s what he is using to put up the storey building.”
Meanwhile, the Eastern Regional police have invited Rev. Abraham Osei Donkor, the matron and the security man for interrogations.
Credit: Adom FM