Students call for the dismissal of police commander

Students call for the dismissal of police commander

- Some students of Koforidua Technical University have requested for the dismissal of the Okorase District police commander.

- This comes after the about 100 students were picked up by about 60 policemen

- Their arrest follows an alleged attack of policemen by some students of the university

Some students of the Koforidua Technical University (KTU), are allegedly calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to sack the Okorase District police commander. understands that the call came after the students had raised allegations of professional breaches after their arrests.

About 100 students of KTU’s University Hall were picked by about 60 police officers from the Rapid Deployment Force of the regional police headquarters.

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This was after the students had allegedly pelted police officers with stones as a means to resist the arrest of their colleague.

The students argued that the officers breached their fundamental human rights by acting arbitrarily.

They claimed that the armed police officers, numbering about 60, stormed their hostel with guns and shocker devices and broke into their rooms as they were studying.

The policemen subsequently arrested and matched them on foot almost naked from their hostel to the headquarters on a 4km road.

According to the students, they were manhandled by the police team, hence are still traumatized after being released.

They could therefore not partake in the end of semester examination, which was scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2018.

The universities’ authorities have meanwhile disclosed that a supplementary exam will be arranged for the affected students.

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