- The Central Regional Police Command has denied reports that some students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) were attacked by robbers
- According to the the central regional police command, no complaints have been lodged with them
- Parents and guardians have however been asked to remain calm
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The Central Regional Police Command has denied reports that some students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) were attacked by robbers.
Students of the school have alleged that a robbery incident occurred last night involving men armed with knives and guns.
Speaking in an interview with Citi News, the Central Regional Police PRO, DSP Irene Oppong, however, urged parents and guardians to remain calm as there have not been any cases recorded in the school.
“We want to put it on record that we do not have any reports of robbery incident on UCC campus. Nobody has reported it to us. We have contacted the security apparatus of the school and some authorities and nothing of that sort has occurred," he said.
The police have however assured parents and guardians with their wards in the school of increased security on campus to prevent a possible attack.
“We are performing patrols day and night and UCC security is also doing the same. We want to assure parents that there is no cause for alarm. They are no injuries at UCC campus, so they should just relax. People are just creating fear and panic. In the video is a place where exams are written and not a residence as claimed”, she added.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has also reported that the Public Relations Officer for University of Cape Coast, Major(rtd) Kofi Baah Bentum, in an interview with Kasapa News dismissed the rumor urging the public to disregard it.
“Nothing of the sort has happened on campus, it was just a prank that someone used social media to spread. Our investigations show that no armed robbers were on campus, no student has been injured or robbed of their belonging.
It’s an outright fabrication and the public must disregard this rumour. The students are safe, we have adequate security protection for them,” Major(rtd) Baah stated.
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