For causing disruptions on the University of Ghana campus, the police have detained 18 people. The arrest happened on February 14, 2023, a Tuesday. The 200 individuals thought to be former students from the university’s Commonwealth Hall were present with the 18 accused. The incident was managed by the police, and order has since been restored.
All 18 suspects are currently in police custody, according to the police, and will be brought before the court to answer for their crimes. Since then, security has been stepped up on campus to ensure that academic activities may go on as usual. The police gave the assurance that they will apprehend and bring to justice everyone else participating in the disruptions.
At the entrance to Commonwealth Hall on Tuesday, University of Ghana students engaged some heavily armed police personnel. The most recent arrest happened as resentful former occupants attempted to enter Commonwealth Hall’s forecourt but were stopped by security guards. The students said they had obtained an interlocutory injunction to live in the hall after facing fierce pushback from the police.
In order to make room for level 100 and graduate students, continuing students are supposed to occupy other halls than Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah, according to the university administration’s new residential policy.