Tuesday, 29 November

Katanga-Conti clash: One student remanded for threatening to kill other students

Education
The suspect

As part of investigation into the rioting that occurred on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, the Police have arrested suspect Elivis Nsiah, a level-200 student of the university for the offence of threat of death.

The suspect is alleged to have threatened to stab five students of the Continental Hall of the university and kill one other student of the same hall to pacify what he refers to as the gods.

The accused person was put before the Asokore Mampong Magistrate Court and has been remanded into police custody to reappear on 30th August, 2022.

Meanwhile, the Police said investigation is still ongoing to get all others involved in the rioting arrested to face justice.

Background

 The University Hall (Katanga) was in a procession during the celebration of their hall week on Thursday, 19 August 2022, and upon reaching Unity Hall (Conti), started to hurl stones into the hall.

The situation degenerated when the colleagues from the Unity Hall (Conti) retaliated, leading to at least 11 students sustaining injuries while 10 cars were vandalised in the process.

The injured students were treated at the KNUST hospital and discharged.

Heavy security has been deployed to the university.

Calm has been restored and academic activities are ongoing.

 

 

Source: Classfmonline.com/Emmanuel Mensah