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General News of Wednesday, 13 December 2017


Teachers using KUMACA students for ‘Sakawa’ - Bereaved parent alleges

Madam Afia Serwaa, mother of one of the 11 students who reportedly died of H1N1 otherwise known influenza flu and meningitis is skeptical about claims made by health professionals about the actual cause of death.

On Kumasi-based Abusua Fm, she alleged that some of students especially the first years including her ward were used for money rituals referred to as ‘Sakawa’ in the local parlance.

According to her, she has personally been told that some of the teachers are allegedly engaged in the act in connivance with some senior students of the school.

“When I visited the school I was told the teachers are calling saints. The teachers and some students are aware of what is happening. There was an instance one of the students was found lying inside the trunk of another but all they did was expel that student and failed to investigate the matter thoroughly. It was after that the school started recording the deaths. The teachers and some students are using souls of the freshers to enrich themselves”, she alleged.

The bereaved woman, who disclosed that she lost her husband exactly five months her daughter died, claimed some students have huge sums of money in their bank accounts and own houses believing these were monies from rituals they used in acquiring the property.

Afia Serwaa who is yet to come to terms with the reality that her ward is late discounted claims she died of H1N1 otherwise known as swine flu as reported.

“I don’t believe my ward died of H1N1. If a teacher was also affected then I am forced to believe that that killed all of them including my ward. I will not agree to the claim today or tomorrow because the teachers are on campus with the students one would have at least also suffered from the disease if it was the case. I personally told the doctor that the claim my daughter died of H1N1 is not true. The shocking thing is that she died exactly five months after her father died”, she disclosed on Abusua Fm.