Crime & Punishment of Thu, 6 Sep 201838
Police arrest 3 male students of Katanga Hall over ‘secret’ meeting
Three male students affiliated to University Hall otherwise known as Katanga Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been arrested by KNUST Police MyNewsGh.com has learnt.
The suspects who are yet to be officially charged for an unknown offense were arrested while having a meeting with colleagues upon a tip-off, sources within KNUST Students Representatives Council (SRC) confirmed to MyNewsGh.com’s Kwabena Danso-Dapaah.
“Our meeting has nothing to do with the conversion of the hall. Everything was about us as students but police stormed the meeting ground and arrested three of our colleagues”, a student-narrated the incident to our reporter on condition of strict anonymity.
Meanwhile, University’s Public Relationship Officer (PRO), Kwame Yeboah has denied knowledge of the arrest of the three students.
Fresh female students in August last month were admitted into Unity Hall [Conti] and University Hall otherwise known as Katanga Hall on Campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for the first time.
Alumni of both halls protested against the conversion of their Halls but their resistance have been unsuccessful.
They had earlier petitioned the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II who is also Chancellor of the institution and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to help their fight against authorities.
The alumni did all they could as they strengthened the fight with a massive demonstration in the capital of the Ashanti Region but authorities remained adamant and have since started admitting female students.
The issue has since generated a heated argument between management of KNUST and Alumni of both Halls leading to armed military personnel being deployed on campus to keep the situation under wraps.