KNUST Chaos: 20 arrested

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About twenty students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been arrested by the police following the chaos that occurred on the school’s campus on Monday, 23 October when the students were demonstrating against the university authorities.

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kwasi Duku told Kwabena Prah Jnr (The Don) on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Tuesday, 23 October that the arrested students were cautioned and granted bail on the same day.

“We have arrested twenty of them, we cautioned them and then granted them bail,” he said.

DCOP Duku added: “Investigations are still ongoing and, so, we will make a full disclosure on the development after the probe.”

The students held a demonstration in protest to a directive that there will no longer be vigils and gatherings to sing ‘jama’ songs. Ten students and one alumnus were arrested on Friday and later released. This got the students infuriated thereby embarking on the demonstration.

Meanwhile, the university has been shut down indefinitely and a 6 pm to 6 am curfew imposed on the school enclave.

Ghanaian students are also to vacate the school before 12 pm on Tuesday, 22 October 2018.

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