Police arrest 18 people over disturbances on UG campus

On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, the police arrested at least 18 people for causing disturbances on the University of Ghana campus.

Students of the University of Ghana clashed with the police at the entrance of the Commonwealth Hall after they were prevented from occupying the hall following a directive from university officials.

The students said they have secured a court order to return to the hall. The university management said the new residential policy requires that continuing students are supposed to occupy other halls apart from the Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah halls to make way for level 100 and graduate students.

The police said the 18 suspects were rioting together with about 200 others believed to be former members of the Commonwealth Hall of the university.

The police have been able to contain the situation and calm has since been restored on campus.

“All 18 suspects are in police custody and will be put before the court to face justice,” the police statement said. “Security has since been deepened on the campus for academic activities to continue without any hindrance.”

“We would like to give the assurance that all other persons involved in the disturbances will be arrested and brought to face justice,” the statement added.

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