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KNUST student rioters remanded again in custody

Crime Watch

The Asokore-Mampong District Court has remanded two people arrested in connection with the disturbances at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi into police custody.

Daniel Osei Bonsu and Francis Atuahene will appear in court on September 19, 2022, before Mr Samuel Quansah.

The suspects were first remanded into custody by the court on August 24, 2022, after being charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, rioting with offensive weapons, causing unlawful damage, and causing unlawful harm.

Mr. Kofi Blagodzi, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and Head of Legal and Prosecutions at the Ashanti Regional Police Command, told the court that the police needed more time to continue investigating the case.

If the suspects are granted bail, he claims they will obstruct investigations.

Mr William Asamoah Sarpong, lead counsel for the suspects, pleaded with the court to grant the suspects, one of whom is a student and the other a worker, bail because their continued detention could harm them.

However, the court denied their bail and ordered them to return to court on September 19, 2022, so that the trial could continue.

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The two suspects were among a group of students who clashed on the university campus during the University Hall’s hall week celebration.

The clash resulted in the destruction of many properties, including vehicles at KNUST’s Unity Hall of Residence, as well as injuries to some of the students.


Source: JoyNews

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