Violent protest: Over 20 KNUST students arrested

Written by on October 22, 2018

Over twenty students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) are in police custody after students destroyed some property in a violent protest, Kwame Yeboah Jnr. Relations Officer of the institution has confirmed.

The students, according to reports, were on rampage protesting alleged brutalities meted out to their colleagues who were arrested at the University Hall last Friday and later granted bail.

Reports suggest the students were arrested for holding a vigil on campus without permission.

About 30 cars were destroyed in the protest that has led to the indefinite closure of the school.

Meanwhile, students are expected to vacate the school premises by midday on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Ashanti Regional Security Council REGSEC has imposed a 12-hour curfew on the campus from 6:00pm to 6:00am, effective Monday.

“The decision that has been taken by REGSEC is that, today [Monday] from 6:00pm to 6:00am, we have imposed a curfew on campus. So, no one is going out from 6:00pm. All students should be in their hall of residence.”

“After that, between 6:00am and 12:00noon tomorrow [Tuesday], every student must vacate the school premises including student leaders. The only people who will be permitted to stay are foreign students. We are going to provide security for such students. We will meet [relevant stakeholders] tomorrow [Tuesday] to agree on a tentative date that the school will be reopened”, Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah announced.

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