-The University of Ghana has denied media reports that the young man who stabbed another to death at the school's Commonwealth Hall is their student
-The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ebenezer Oduro who disclosed this in an interview, said the school had no record of the suspect as a former or present student
-Prof Oduro has therefore advised the general public to desist from linking the incident students of the school
The suspect in last Saturday's killing incident at Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana (UG) is not a student of the University, YEN.com.gh can report.
According to the school's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Owusu Oduro, they have no records of the person in question as a student whether presently or previously.
The suspect, George Osei Mensah, was until now known as the UG student who stabbed a colleague, Martin Tweneboah Koduah, popularly known as Chief Tipsy to death during a heated argument.
But speaking in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, Prof Oduro denied the claim and advised the general public not to associate the incident with current students of the school.
"This has nothing to do with students, they are not students. The hall management is trying to look at it. They are meeting and they are also doing their own investigations but no one should try and drag our students into this.”
He expressed his condolence to the family of the deceased and assured that there was no problem with security in the school.
“It is unfortunate. We extend our condolences to the bereaved family. We are assisting the police to investigate the matter. We’ve also assured the community that lives of the students and lives of the people on campus are not in danger or in any way affected by the incident.
"This has absolutely nothing to do with security on campus…we have ensured that there is maximum security”, he said.
Prof Oduro's statement, however, contradicts what the suspect told the police in their first encounter.
According to Greater Accra Regional police PRO, Afia Tenge, George Osei disclosed to them that he is an ‘associate vandal’ while the deceased was a former chief of the hall.
“The victim has been identified as an old vandal while the suspect says he is an old vandal,” the police PRO told Adom FM on Monday.
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