A Level 200 Female University Student identified as Deborah study Economics was burnt beyond recognition after she allegedly spoke against Islam during a class WhatsApp chat.
According to a Nigerian journalist who witnessed the incident, Deborah was having an argument with some of her schoolmates over their ongoing examination and when she was asked how she managed to pass her exams, she said it was Jesus.
She was asked to withdraw the statement and apologise, which she refused. The school security intervened, took her to their post, but they were overpowered by students after which she was killed in the process.
After killing her, her remains was set ablaze and burnt beyond recognition in the school premises, ” the source added. Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa has written on his Facebook page to condemn the attack on the deceased student.
” The atrocious and gut- wrenching killing of Nigerian student, Deborah Samuel by her own school mates does not only demand loud universal condemnation, it calls for deep reflection on what future awaits Africa’ s most populous country and our sub- region if students filled with such extreme religious bigotry and violent hatred become unrepentant adults.
He added that it is a time when Ghana should celebrate it’ s religious leaders for the efforts made to ensure peace between various religions especially the National Chief Imam who has done well to bring the Islamic Community in Ghana under control.
Although it’ s unfortunate that this happened in Africa, he believes Ghana can be proud that both Muslims and Christians live harmoniously.
“In Ghana, a traumatizing moment like this offers us a glorious opportunity to pay glowing tribute to the majority of Ghana’s true religious leaders who have in both teachings and conduct promoted religious tolerance and kindness towards people of different fath — Which Ghanaians mostly take for granted” he added.
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