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KNUST Hall Clash: Student remanded over death threats

The Police have arrested Elvis Nsiah, a level-200 student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for threatening to stab some students to death.

This comes after at least 12 students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) reportedly sustained varying degrees of injury in a clash between University Hall ‘Katanga’ and Unity Hall ‘Continental’.

The clash also resulted in the destruction of the school and private properties as several vehicles parked in front of the Unity Hall were vandalized in the process.

The disturbances are said to have begun around 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 18, 2022, after attempts of students of Unity Hall to restrain colleagues from University Hall from using their frontage in a procession that resulted in the incident.

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According to reports that as part of a Hall week celebration, the University Hall walked through the principal streets of the University in a procession but upon reaching Unity Hall, they were restrained which led to the pelting of stones among other objects between the two.

But following police investigations the suspect is alleged to have threatened to stab five students in of the Continental Hall of the university and kill one other student of the same hall to pacify what he refers to as the gods.

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The KNUST student arrested over alleged threat

The accused person was put before the Asokore Mampong Magistrate Court and has been remanded into police custody to reappear on 30 August 2022.

Meanwhile, an investigation is still ongoing to get all others involved in Thursday evening’s rioting arrested to face justice.

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