Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO) in the Northern Region is gradually becoming an end-user hub for illicit drug trade. Today’s investigation has established.
Information gathered from sources close to the school authorities indicate that some police officers in the area have made a job out of extorting huge sums of money from Indian hemp (wee) dealers who come to sell wee to some of the TAMASCO.
Sources told Today that the police instead of arresting and prosecuting such illicit drug peddlers on the campus rather end up condoning these acts by collecting huge sums of monies as bribes.
The development, which has become a matter of concern to residents and parents, has been met with mixed reactions from the school authorities when the issue was discussed on Rambo FM in Accra yesterday.
In a follow-up to the Rambo FM news item, many concerned staff members of the school who spoke to Today complained that some persons and students in the area have turned Tamale Senior High School into the smoking of substance suspected to Indian hemp (wee).
They pointed out that the invaders do not only smoke illegal substances, but also defecate on the compound.
According to them, some of the students are said to be engaging in other forms of social vices, including stealing and truancy.
They, therefore, urged parents to collaborate effectively with the school authorities to instil discipline in the students to safeguard their future.
The school, which was established in 1951, has a huge population.
Though one of the challenged SHSs in the region, it is one of the best schools in the region.
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