A High Court has cleared the assistant headmaster of the Kumasi High School, George Amponsah–Duodu of homosexual acts with a student of the school.
The five-member investigative committee report breached the rules of natural justice by failing to give the assistant headmaster, Amponsah–Duodu, a hearing before coming out with their final report.
The presiding judge, Mrs Justice Georgina Mensah Datsa, held that it was an undisputed fact that the applicant was not given a hearing before the report which has adverse finding on him was prepared.
According to her, that action was against the right to be heard and awarded a cost of GHC 5,000 in favor Mr. Amponsah-Duodu.
In November 2018, four students of the all-male school leveled sodomy allegations against the assistant headmaster.
After preliminary investigations, Amponsah-Duodu was subsequently suspended by the Ashanti Regional Education Directorate over the allegations to allow for a full-scale probe to be conducted into the matter without any interference.
Describing the allegations as baseless, Amponsah-Duodu insisted that he has not had any contact with the alleged victim.
He argued that the committee looking into the allegations has been “necessitated merely by hearsay or some assertion without any concrete documentary or evidential proof.”