Assistant Headmaster of the Ejisu Secondary Technical School who detained two students overnight in his office for alleged stealing has been asked to step aside from official duties.

The decision by the Ghana Education Service (GES) was made as processes to haul him before a disciplinary committee are initiated.

Assistant Headmaster Kofi Appiah had indicated the two students, with a bag containing a stabiliser, suspected to have been stolen. A taxi driver handed them over to authorities, as they reportedly tried to scale the school fence wall.

They were stripped half-naked and locked up by the assistant headmaster overnight where the student who attempted suicide drank liquid soap, leading to his hospitalisation.

Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mary Owusu Afriyie, has also initiated processes to haul Mr Appiah before a disciplinary committee.

He was arrested and held in cells over what police describe as an illegal and condemnable act.

Meanwhile, the student who attempted suicide denies stealing the stabiliser, insisting his colleague found the gadget on the school compound and asked him to help carry to school authorities to look for the owner.

This Hafiz told Luv News, he was extremely saddened for being disgraced for a crime he’s never committed.