A man suspected to be involved in a cutlass attack on some students of the St Mary’s Boys Senior High School in the Ahanta West Municipality of the Western Region has been arrested by the Kwesimintsim Police Command.
The suspect, Raymond Arhu, 30, is a resident of Apowa, a town near the school.
Two students were attacked by assailants at their dormitory at the ‘Otoo House’ while they were asleep, at about 11pm on Friday.
The victims, Abdul Majeed Alhassan and Osborn Osei, both 17 years old, sustained severe machete wounds in the head during the attack and were rushed to Kwesimintsim Hospital. They were later referred to Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for further treatment due to the severity of the injuries.
Report suggests that the suspect was arrested from his hideout following a tipoff by one of the students on Sunday.
It turned out that the suspect and his team attempted another robbery on Sunday evening at one of the dormitories where he was identified by the student.
Items retrieved from the suspect included chop boxes full of food items, schoolbags, three student mattresses, textbooks and student sandals, among others.
The Kwesimintsim Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Peter Lennox Aidoo, who confirmed the incident to the media, said the suspect took advantage of the mid-term break to attack the students who were still on campus.
He said the suspect is in police custody pending further investigations and will soon be put before court.