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“I Can’t Tell My Son’s Fate Now” – Father Of Stabbed UCC Student

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Moses Quarshie, the father of Emmanuel Quarshie, the 18 year old level 100 student who got stabbed in the spine during a clash between some students of ATL Hall and Oguaa Hall in March this year, says though his son has been discharged from the hospital, he cannot readily disclose if his son can walk again or not.

According to the father, who spoke to ATL FM News’ Kojo Dei, though his son has not fully recovered, signs of his recovery are positive. He said he is currently waiting on doctors to tell him the real fate of his son’s condition and until then, he said, “I look up to God”.

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Emmanuel Quarshie after the incidence

Mr. Quarshie indicated that some key persons of University of Cape Coast have been in touch with the family.

“They have been calling to find out how we are doing. Prof. Kwao Edjah, the Dean of Students and Dr. Evans Ekanem, Director of the University Health Services. The Oguaa Hall master too has been getting in touch”.

Emmanuel Quarshie got stabbed in the early hours of March 18, this year following a clash between resident students of ATL and Oguaa halls of UCC and some Commonwealth Hall and Unity Hall affiliates of University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology respectively.

The visiting students from University of Ghana and KNUST had come to participate in the 55th hall week celebration of the Atlantic hall.

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School property destroyed during the vandalism

According to reports, the celebration turned sour, when the visiting students launched an attack on residents of Oguaa Hall who prevented them from entering their hall.

In the wake of the melee, the rampaging students vandalised some rooms in the hall, smashed the windscreens of the Oguaa Hall bus and some vehicles parked in the vicinity.

Emmanuel Quarshie is reported to have been stabbed when he was returning from private studies. He was rushed to the 37 military hospital for treatment.

Source: Kojo Dei / ATL FM NEWS