The 30-year-old female teacher who bruised a nine-year-old girl’s body with mercilessly caning for allegedly not doing her homework has been arrested by the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Manhyia Divisional Police Command of the Ashanti Region.
Elizabeth Tweneboah Kodua teaches at the Happy Royals International School in the Asokore Mampong Municipality.
She was handed over to the police by her uncle.
The police are interrogating her as part of the investigations.
The little girl’s father, Mohammed Saani, on Thursday, told journalists: “I was at work when I got a phone call that a teacher has beaten my child because she failed to do the homework assigned to her”.
“I didn’t expect that it will be this severe”, he said, adding: “When I saw the way she has been brutally whipped – with bruises all over – I couldn’t control my anger”, he said.
“When I tried confronting the headmaster, he got so upset.
“He said the teacher had already explained her action to him, so, I reported the case to the police and took my child to the hospital”.
“How cruel can a teacher be?”
“If I had met the teacher physically, I wouldn’t have spared her at all,” he said.