Senior high school student jailed for 4 years for stabbing teacher

Gilbert Akakpo stabbed his teacher, John Akey Kwashi, with a cutter on his left upper arm during an argument in the school.

The final year visual arts student was reportedly assaulting a first-year student when the teacher intervened.

He became unhappy and reportedly pulled out the cutter and attempted to stab the teacher, but ended up leaving a deep cut on the teacher’s arm.

He was later arrested but granted bail because of his upcoming school examinations.

The incident sparked numerous reactions with the National Association of Graduate Teachers calling for a severe sanction to be meted out to Akakpo to deter others from engaging in the same conduct.

A court has now sentenced him after being prosecuted for the bloody act.

According to, the presiding judge, His Honour Joseph Ofosu said that the four-year jail term was necessary to serve as a deterrent to other students.