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Campus Clash: 22 Arrested UCC Students Granted Bail

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The Central Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service Assistant Superintendent of Police [ASP] Irene Oppong has revealed that the twenty-two [22] students of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] who were arrested in connection with the recent clash on campus during the Atlantic [ATL] Hall week celebration, have been granted bail of surety under the Hall Master. The students are however required to return to the police station tomorrow with a parent for a bail transfer since the case is a criminal one.

The students arrested include the hall executives of ATL Hall and organizers of the Hall week celebration.

Speaking in an interview on the Atlantic Wave with Ama Bawa, ASP Oppong revealed that the individual suspects have provided their ‘accused’ statements; adding that, if there comes a need for further arrests to be made at the sister universities involved in this incidence, the police will do so.

“The police moves with information that we gather. If during our investigation we find out that we need to make an arrest at KNUST or at Legon, we will liaise with the Accra Police command or the Kumasi Police command to make those arrests. We are casting the nest wider based on the statements we receive from the current suspects.”

The clash happened last Friday during the Atlantic Hall week celebration porters of Oguaa Hall refused to allow some naked students from the Commonwealth (Vandals), Unity and ATL Halls from entering Oguaa hall. At least three students sustained serious injuries.


One student who was stabbed being carried to the hospital

ASP Oppong further revealed that at the UCC management meeting held days ago, various stakeholders were assigned responsibilities to ensure a future incidence does not occur. She added that the police will beef-up security during subsequent hall week celebrations.

Source: Rachel Hormeku / ATLFMONLINE