The Student Representative Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST SRC), has vowed to push for major security shake-up to its students on campus and seek justice after the SRC’s president, Master Adu Baah Charles was assaulted by some miscreants in the early hours of Sunday, 29th September 2019.
The gang of unlawful actors has been identified to be members and alumni of the unity hall popularly known as CONTI.
Speaking in an interview with Focus FM’s Boakye Nyamekye Isaac, the Public Relations Officer of the KNUST SRC, Richard Amoh said the Council is willing to take the matter up as far as ensuring that the alleged attackers are dealt with.
“The SRC will go down this matter to make sure justice prevails at the end. We have reported this case to the KNUST Police Station, the KNUST Security Services and progressively to the office of the Dean of Students. With their intelligence and expert advice, we will be able to reach the best state of the situation so that the students won’t feel intimidated on campus,” he said.
The SRC in a statement on Sunday said there has been attempts of near assault, assault, and harassment for the past three days towards some student leaders in the school, by a gang of unlawful actors, who are alleged to be members and alumni of the unity hall.
The reasons for the attack are still unclear, but the SRC said it is working hard to find out upon further probe.
According to the SRC, Master Adu-Baah Charles Junior was harassed, assaulted and nearly kidnapped.
He was ambushed around the Animal Science Department, in what looked like a kidnap into a taxi and driven to a popular food joint close to Rakho School, Kotei, where the harassment ensued.
Focus News has learned that the miscreants involved in the unlawful activities have been identified as alumni of Unity Hall namely; Godfred Owusu Afriyie popularly known as “Illuminati”, Adongo Kennedy, Stephen Oppong K. Nkrumah, Bernard Anokye also known as “Toski”, Samuel Antwi Poakuah popularly known as ” Continental Sparrow”, Agyemang and others.
The said act according to the SRC, “contravenes the code of conduct of the university, in article IV (Prescribed Conduct) and other rules and regulations governing the university.”
Reports by the SRC P.R.O indicates that the President and other executives assaulted are in the good state currently, but under medical attention.
List of assaults on KNUST SRC executives.
On Friday, 27th September 2019, some student leaders were physically assaulted between the hours of 21:00 and 23:00. The Deputy Chief of Staff, Gideon Amo-Agyei, Emmanuel Adomako – Nyantakyi, TekTalk Chairperson were the appointees assaulted on Friday evening. The assault came after the two visited Unity Hall during their first Morale session for the semester.
The following day, Saturday, 28th September 2019, SRC Properties Commissioner, Arkarfie Emmanuel was also assaulted and his phone taken as well.
We can also confirm that the SRC Financial Secretary, Maxwell Boakye Danso encountered a similar situation some weeks ago.
Two Unity Hall Executives in the persons of Clement Ayidaana (General Secretary) and Dennis Appiah Kumah (Entertainment Chairperson) were assaulted on Saturday evening.
The series of assaults brought us to the very much unfortunate incident which occurred in the early hours of Sunday 29th September 2019. The cases have been reported to the KNUST Police Station, KNUST Security Services and progressively to the Office of Dean of Students for investigation and further action.
The SRC has since the incident entreated all students to remain calm as it resolves this issue and progresses the security of students on and off-campus.