Sunday, 02 October

UG condemns ‘needless’ Vandals-Vikings violent clashes

University of Ghana

The Management of the University of Ghana, Legon, has issued a statement signed by its Registrar, Mrs Emelia Agyei-Mensah, condemning the recent violent clashes between students of two halls on campus.

The university authorities “noted with concern, yet another series of clashes between students of Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah Halls, which occurred late in the evening of Friday, August 5th, and in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 6th, 2022”.

“Management condemns these needless acts of violence that have led to injuries and destruction of property, and calls on students of the two Halls to immediately halt any planned continuation of these acts”, the statement said.

It added: “Efforts to identify the perpetrators are ongoing, and those found culpable of breaking national laws or University regulations, will be appropriately sanctioned”.

“Management assures the University community of its resolve to ensure that academic work and other activities proceed without hindrance, and of its commitment to safeguarding peace and stability on all campuses of the University”, the statement noted.

The clashes led to the setting ablaze of a car parked within the premises of the latter on campus.

Some students have clashed in front of the Legon Hall Annex ‘B’ Building at the @UnivofGh this evening.

The reason why the clash occurred is not clear yet however the students were seen throwing stones and other materials at each other.#UniversNews @Ug_src

— Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 5, 2022

— Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022


The cause of the mayhem, which happened on Friday night (5 August 2022), is yet to be unravelled.


Commonwealth-Mensah Sarbah Hall Clash update:

The Registrar of the @UnivofGh is expected to release an official communique this afternoon on the incident and highlight measures that the university is taking to prevent a similar event from occurring. #UniversNews

— Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022


It has been, however, established that students of Sarbah Hall celebrated ‘Sarbahfest’ that day.


Open investigation, arrest and prosecute.

There must be an end to this. It is becoming a culture now.

— Selikem Korku Donkor (@SelikemDonkor) August 6, 2022


They went on a procession amidst singing, chanting and merrymaking.


This was where the statue of John Mensah Sarbah used to be situated before it was allegedly destroyed and taken by some residents of the Commonwealth Hall during last night’s clash.#UniversNews

— Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022


One of the Vikings, however, strayed into the hall of the Vandals and was beaten and his phone stolen.

— Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022


In retaliation, a horde of angry Vikings stormed the Vandals’ premises to avenge their fellow Viking.


This is the aftermath of the clash that happened between some residents of the Mensah Sarbah and Commonwealth Hall last night. #UniversNews

— Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022


A free-for-all brawl ensued between the two halls leading to the destruction of property.


UG: A vehicle at the Mensah Sarbah Hall car park has been set ablaze as a result of the clash between the Vandals and Vikings this evening.

The reason for the clash is however still not clear yet.#UniversNews @Ug_src @UnivofGh

— Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022


In the milieu, a car parked at Sarbah Hall was set ablaze and a statue was ransacked and taken away.