Madam Cynthia Delarko, a matron at Asukawkaw Senior High School (SHS) in the Oti Region, has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a food consignment meant for the school.
The arrest was made by Mr Mark Oduro, the Assembly member of the Asukawkaw Electoral Area, following a tip-off, and the matron was subsequently handed over to the Katanga Police for further investigation.
According to Mr Oduro, the stolen food items include bags of rice, bags of beans, canned tomatoes in large and small sizes, and a gallon of Frytol vegetable oil.
He mentioned that this was not the first incident of its kind, and previous thefts had gone unnoticed. As a result, he decided to monitor the movement of subsequent food consignments intended for student meals.
The arrest was made to address the actions of the suspect, which undermine the government's free SHS policy.
The headmaster of the school, Mr. John Sitsofe Nukunu, declined to comment on the matter and requested authorization from the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to provide further information.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Kennedy Frimpong, the Katanga Police commander, confirmed the arrest and stated that investigations were ongoing.
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