Five alumni and students of University Hall, popularly called Katanga Hall, of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have been arrested by the Ashanti regional police command.
They were rounded up Thursday evening, 5 September 2019, at a pub called Gomax at Maxima, an area within the Oforikrom municipality of the Ashanti Region.
According to the police, the students and alumni had met to plan a protest regarding the conversion of the hitherto all-male hall into a mixed one.
The police retrieved some placards with inscriptions such as "Katanga, wokum apem a apem b3ba", "We want our hall back or 'Kum y3n pr3ko", "Napo is Obiri Danso's Puppet".
The Regional Security Council this week declared KNUST a security zone following agitations by some alumni and students of Katanga and Unity halls.
The Katangees had earlier told Kumasi FM's Elisha Adarkwah, before the police stormed the pub to disperse and arrest them, that they want the Katanga Hall reverted to an all-male hall.