The plight of a little boy who was severely beaten by his father for ‘disobeying’ him has been highlighted by filmmaker and on-air personality, Ola Michael.
Ola shared the story on his Facebook page saying;
“11-Year-old Godfred Gyamfi who is a class 4 pupil of Sarah Donkor preparatory School at Goka in the Jaman North district has been beaten severely by his Guardian for failure to keep his school bag indoors.
Speaking to the boy who was compelled to go to school with a lot of wounds at his back and other parts of his body due to how he was mercilessly flogged by his Guardian, one Mr. Kwaku Carpenter, he stated that his school bag that was seen outside leading to his punishment was sent outside by one of his younger brothers hence he knew nothing about how his bag gotten Outside.
But speaking to Mr. Kwaku Carpenter, he insisted that, it is the victim who refused to obey his instructions to keep his school bag in the room therefore leaving the bag which contains his school books outside only for it to be destroyed by rainfall.
Mr. Kwaku carpenter added that his ward has been disregarding any instructions issued to him concerning how to keep his school equipment to safety and a high sense of disrespect and so it is a punishment for him to obey commands and instructions from Him.
The headmaster For the school Mr. Enock Afram who realized a flow of blood in the uniform of his class four pupil stated that he reported the case to Goka police station which was later referred to Berekum DOVVSU headquarters.
The culprit has been released without any reason from the Berekum DOVVSU department.”