ADISCO: We were fighting over SIM card – Victim of assault says

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It has been revealed that the Adisadel College (ADISCO) students seen in a viral video of assault were fighting over a SIM card.

According to Graphic Online the two students are mates in the same dormitory of the Quaque House at ADISCO.

The student who was hurt in the video, has confirmed to Graphic Online’s Shirley Asiedu Addo that the incident was over a sim card.

“He had my sim card and I asked for it back but he refused and that is what started the fight,” he stated.

The incident happened on June 30, 2023.

The victim also said he told the housemaster that they were playing when he got hurt.

“I was given hot water to treat the wound when I reported the incident to the housemaster,” he added.

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The victim said the incident happened around 4pm on June 30 and that it was not until after preparatory studies (PREP) in the night around 9 pm that he reported the incident to the housemaster.

Both students – victim and perpetrator – reportedly told the housemaster they were playing when the injury occurred.

He indicated that after the incident, they have both lived in the same dormitory peacefully without an incident.

Other students who were in the dormitory when the incident occurred said they could not separate the two because the incident happened too fast.

The scar is still visible on the face.

Meanwhile. the mother of the assault victim has told Graphic Online that she heard about the incident for the first time on Monday (July 24).

Her son was assaulted under bizarre circumstances by another student in the same dormitory on June, 30, 2023.

In a video shared on social media, one student is seen locking the arms of the victim and forcefully hitting his face against a metal bed, resulting in bleeding below the victim’s right eye.

The incident came to light on social media on Monday (July 24).

This has sparked outrage and concerns among parents, students, and the public.

Shedding tears as she spoke to Graphic Online’s Central Regional Correspondent, Shirley Asiedu Addo, Ms Margaret Annor Afari said the family only got to know about the incident in the video and that she was yet to even see it.

“I don’t want to see the video. I have heard it being described but I have not seen it and I don’t want to see it”, she said amidst tears while she spoke to Graphic Online Tuesday morning (July 25).

However, she said the elder brother of the victim has seen it.

“It was the elder brother who saw it yesterday and called the housemaster who later called me to explain the incident.”

She appealed to the school authorities to allow the son stay in school to write the WASSCE.

The video, which has been widely circulated on social media, has ignited public outrage and raised concerns about the safety of students within educational institutions across the country.

In a statement issued on Monday night by Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Head of the Public Relations Unit, the GES expressed deep concern and condemned the barbaric act committed by the individuals involved.

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