- Alleged 'killer' of Uber driver is not a student of the Kwame Nkrumah University
- The university in a statement clarified the status of Mr. Emmanuel Awuah in its records
- KNUST further stated that Mr. Awuah abandoned his course without any reasons
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Authorities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) says Mr Emmanuel Awuah, the man who is in the news for murdering an Uber driver in the Ashanti region is not a student of the university.
The 23-year-old was reported to be a final year Geological Engineering student of the University.
But authorities at KNUST in a statement explained that according to its records, Mr Awuah did not register for the 1st and 2nd semesters of the year 2018/2019 academic year.
He again did not register for the 1st and 2nd semester of 2019/2020 academic year. He did not defer his programme, neither did he indicate any reasons for abandoning his programme of study in the University.
“Per the university’s regulations, a student who abandons his course for one full academic year without any cause ceases to be a student of the university. In this case, the said student abandoned his course for two academic years and can therefore not be referred to as a KNUST final year student,” the statement said.
KNUST says it condemns Mr. Awuah’s actions and called on the law enforcement agency to bring him to justice to serve as a deterrent to others.
Meanwhile, the Mamponteng District Court on Thursday, 16 July 2020 remanded Mr. Awuah who has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
He was remanded after the prosecutor, Detective Sergeant S.K Oppong, told the court that investigations have not been completed and are yet to send the case docket to the Attorney General for advice, and for that reason, granting the accused bail will interfere with the investigations.
The court presided over by His Worship Thomas Boadi Soyori remanded the accused into police custody and adjourned the case to August 3, 2020.
The court also granted a bench warrant requested by the prosecutor to arrest the accused person's accomplice.
The suspect who was arrested at Nyinahin murdered the driver, Thomas Danso, 24, with a friend currently at large in a thick forest between Atwima Gyankoba and Atwima Hwidiem.
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