JUST IN: 19-year-old Student assaulted by Ghanaian soldiers at the Ghana-Togo Border

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A 19-year-old female resident of Denu in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region, Agbolosu Afi has been physically assaulted by military men who were deployed to guard the Ketu South boarder.

According to the Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional Area, Togbe Fiti Adzongagaga V, the lady who lives in Denu but schools in Lome, Togo, was beaten by some military and immigration officials on the Sekpe border on Monday, 29 June 2020.

Speaking at a press conference held in Aflao to express his displeasure with the security tension in the area, the Chief condemned the action of the Military men.

He noted that if the government fails to withdraw the men in the area, his people will rise against them.

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Speaking to Class News’ Volta Regional Correspondent Albert Kuzor, Agbolosu Afi explained that, she is a Ghanaian who lives with her family in Denu in the Ketu South Municipality but is enrolled in High School in Lome, Togo.

She said, on her way to school around 8 am, some Military and Immigration officers prevented her, together with her brother who was accompanying her from crossing into Lome.

She said, the officers removed their belts and started beating them up.

She was later sent back home.

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The 19-year-old indicated that, since Togo reopened its schools, commuting to school daily has been a struggle with Ghana’s borders still shut and the recent deployment of security personnel to the area has also been another challenge, impeding her access to education.

 

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Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Awards Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He was adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria.
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