The Ghana Police Service says 18 people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in disturbances at the University of Ghana (UG, Legon) Campus.
They were arrested on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
“The 18 suspects were together with about 200 others believed to be former members of the Commonwealth Hall of the university.”
Some continuing students formerly of the Commonwealth hall of the University have been in contention with the Management of the School since December 2022 when the latter announced its decision to deprive all continuing students of Commonwealth Hall and continuing male students of Mensah Sarbah Hall of accommodation in any of the school’s traditional halls beginning from the 2022/2023 academic year.
The halls were reserved for only Level 100 and graduate students (Masters and PhD level) this academic season.
This decision, it said, was taken by the University Council after deliberation on recommendations from the Residence Board and the Academic Board regarding changes to student residence arrangements.
The affected students have since organised press conferences and embarked on a protest to register their displeasure and opposition.
Reports say some former members of the Commonwealth hall on Tuesday tried to force their way into the hall, however, they were resisted by some police officers at the entrance.
The police said the arrested persons will be arraigned in court in due time.
Also, all others involved in the disturbances will be arrested and brought to face justice, assured the Police.
Meanwhile, security has been strengthened on the campus for academic activities to continue.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini