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Police Probes Assault on KNUST Students

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THE INTELLIGENCE and Professional Standards Department of the Ashanti Regional Police Command is investigating reports of students alleged to have been manhandled by some policemen in Kumasi.

The probe was propelled by a video on social media, which showed armed policemen manhandling some students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Ken Yeboah has condemned the action of the policemen and said those, who would be found culpable in the assault of the students, would not be spared.

Some students of the University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall at the KNUST, reportedly, clashed violently at the Baba Yara Stadium area on Saturday, resulting in the smashing of windscreen of cars and other acts of vandalism.

The students had attended this year’s annual Old Student’s Reunion programme, organized by Luv FM when an unexplained confusion reportedly set in between the two groups, resulting in ugly scenes in the hitherto peaceful area.

The Police personnel that rushed to the place to ensure law and order, managed to arrest eight of the students, who were later on granted police inquiry bail, COP Ken Yeboah, stated in a press release.

He, however, said the police hierarchy in the region later on saw a video on social media, in which armed policemen were seen physically assaulting some of  the KNUST student’s right in the full glare of the public.

COP Ken Yeboah, without mincing words, condemned the action of the policemen, stressing that the Ashanti Regional Police Command would not shield any policeman that would be found guilty.

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander appealed to the victims and people, who witnessed the beatings, to assist the police in getting to the bottom of the case, adding that his administration will not allow policemen to manhandle civilians.

Source: Afua Amanka Sarpong/ thePublisher

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