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General News of Friday, 24 March 2017


Arrested ATL hall student leaders sign GHC50,000 bail bonds each

The 22 student leaders of the University of Cape Coast’s Atlantic Hall arrested on Thursday over the recent vandalism on campus have been made to sign bail bonds of GH¢50,000 each.

They were invited by the Central Regional Police Command to bring along parents or guardians as surety.

These were disclosed by the Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Oppong, in an interview with’s Thomas Vincent Cann on Friday, March 24. ASP Irene Oppong said the Command has taken the issue as a criminal case and it is following due process to get to the bottom of it.

Last Friday during the Atlantic Hall Week celebrations, students from University of Ghana’s Commonwealth Hall and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Unity Hall clashed with students of UCC’s Oguaa Hall, leaving three students severely injured from knife stabs. One of the injured is said to have been paralysed as a result of the injury.

The police arrested leaders of the Atlantic Hall on Thursday. “They are to help us,” ASP Oppong insisted.

“They should provide information to help us get the main culprits.” She said security has been beefed up on campus and will be intensified for future events on campus.