#NSMQ2017 "Stolen" handbag of quiz mistress found after CCTV points out thief

The headmaster of the Prempeh College Samuel Fordjour confirmed that that the handbag containing valuables had been found with the help of CCTV footage.

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A handbag belonging to the quiz mistress of the National Science and Maths Quiz has been found.

Pulse.com.gh reported on Thursday that the bag was reported stolen when the quiz mistress returned to her seat after helping Prempeh College lift this year’s trophy.

During the awards ceremony, supporters of the victorious Prempeh College stormed the stage.

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In an interview with Accra-based Adom FM on Friday morning, the headmaster of the Prempeh College Samuel Fordjour confirmed that that the handbag containing valuables had been found with the help of closed circuit television footage.

When we met yesterday, I was told the bag has been found and that they had traced the person who stole the bag and had gone for the bag, a camera at the location helped to trace the person.”

The bag contained her valuables including her phone, workplace ID cards, her car and home keys.

The incident marred what was supposed to be a victory not just for Prempeh College but for science education in the entire country. It is unclear if the bag was returned with all its contents intact.

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About Elsie Kaufmann

Dr. Elsie Kaufmann is a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. She holds a doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States of America.

She has been the quiz mistress of the highly popular schools’ competition since 2006, making her the longest serving among the quiz’s three coordinators.

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