A pantryman at St. Louis Senior High School (SHS) in the Ashanti Region has been suspended for three months without pay for fondling a student’s breast and holding her buttocks.
Kwesi Boampong who is believed to be in his 30s confirmed the act to Luv News’ Erastus Asare Donkor but denied allegations to have slept with the student.
Following Kwesi Boampong’s suspension, the student in question has also been suspended for entering an area which is out of bounds.
According to the statement of the student, she went to the Boampong’s place on campus with a friend on Saturday, October 6, during Entertainment time to make a phone call.
She said while her friend was making her call, the pantryman pulled her close to him, locked her hands behind her toward him and begun fondling her breast.
He also touched her buttocks and started speaking into her ears trying to convince her to have sex with him.
She said he told her they could excuse her friend and go to have sex behind the school tank. At this point, she got angry and started struggling with Boampong.
According to her, the timely intervention of the School Prefect and some students in the area saved her from the pantry man’s grip.
Boampong blamed the devil for tempting him to commit the act.
School authorities told the reporter that the student in question had been suspended in the past for a similar offence.
The student also confirmed the authorities’ claim that she had been going to the pantry man to charge her mobile phone as well as to make calls.