11 Katanga Students Arrested For Staging Protest At KNUST

A student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi has been hospitalized while 11 others are in police custody 1 min


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A student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi has been hospitalized while eleven (11) others are in police custody after some students had staged a protest in the university on Friday.

Authorities of the university had placed a firm ban on ‘Morale’, which is popularly known in Ghanaian local parlance as ‘Jama’ in the university hall, popularly known as ‘Katanga’, to the chagrin of some male students of the hall.

The students, therefore, staged a mini demonstration in front of the Katanga Hall on Friday, around 7 pm, where the aggrieved students openly sang dirges to publicly display their resentment against the ban.

A group of security men at KNUST, who were said to be acting based on orders from the authorities, allegedly manhandled the students and in the process one student sustained severe head injuries, bleeding profusely.

The injured student was immediately admitted to the KNUST Hospital for treatment on Friday evening, eyewitnesses disclosed on condition of anonymity.

11 other students, including one former student of KNUST, who was said to be part of the demonstrators, were reportedly overpowered by the KNUST security men, who sent them to the Tech Police Station where they were caged.

Parents Invade Police Station

The arrest of the 11 students clearly infuriated their parents and guardians, who reportedly stormed the Tech Police Station on Saturday morning and demanded that their wards and children be released.


 


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