- 39 students of the Krobea Asante Technical Institute in the Ashanti Region have been remanded
- The students have been charged with vandalism and will spend one week in custody
- The suspects on Sunday, January 22, 2023, went on a violent protest and destroyed six vehicles and other school property over poor examination results
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Students of the Krobea Asante Technical and Vocational Institute who went on a rampage during last Sunday’s disturbances have been remanded in juvenile custody.
The thirty-nine (39) students of the school were accused of involvement in the vandalism to school property that occurred on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
Asokore Mampong Court Denies 39 Students Of Krobea Asante Bail
Appearing before the court presided over by His Worship Samuel Buaben Quansah, the suspects were denied a bail request by their counsel who argued they were juveniles and young offenders.
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The Asokore Mampong District Court which remanded the students in custody charged them with conspiracy to commit a crime, causing unlawful damage, and stealing.
A total of 39 accused persons were arraigned before the court with 27 of them being juveniles and 12 being young offenders.
Students Of Krobea Asante On Rampage Destroy School Property
According to the facts of the case, as presented by the Head of Legal and Prosecution at Ashanti Regional Police Command, ACP Kofi Blagodzie, the police had a distress call after midnight on Sunday.
The students went on a violent protest and destroyed six vehicles and other school property over poor examination results.
The police in responding to a distress call was pelted with stones. A reinforcement which was called in managed to quell the situation and bring it under control.
Students Who Attack Teachers And Destroy School Properties Should Be Arrested - GNAT
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that in August 2020 following a wave of vandalism and attacks by final-year students sitting for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), including launching attacks on invigilators and school authorities, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) called for decisive action.
GNAT in a bid to put an end to all these acts of indiscipline displayed by the students called on authorities to arrest students who perpetrate violence against its members.
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