THE ASOKORE Mampong District Court presided over by Samuel Quansah Buabeng, has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of 62 student suspects, who are said to have played key roles in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) riots recently.
According to the prosecution team, the police are still investigating the riots that led to injuries and destruction to properties in the KNUST last Thursday, to arrest the suspects.
So far, three suspects have been remanded into police custody in connection with the recent riots.
The court has remanded the three suspects, including two KNUST students and one former student of the same university, into police custody.
They would reappear in court on September 8, 2022.
Two of the accused persons, identified as Daniel Osei Bonsu and Francis Tutu Atuahene, appeared in court on Wednesday with their lawyers when the court remanded them.
Earlier on Tuesday, the court also remanded the other suspect into police custody.
Significantly, lawyers of all the accused persons prayed for bail for their clients, but it was ignored.
After listening to the lawyers of the accused persons and the prosecution team, the court remanded the suspects to assist the police in their investigations just as the prosecution team had requested.
It would be recalled that the KNUST campus was nearly turned into a ‘war’ zone last Thursday evening when students of Unity and Kantanga halls openly traded punches.
Some of the students sustained body injuries and several other properties, including vehicles, were damaged by the rampaging students.
It took the intervention of armed policemen before law and order was eventually restored in the school.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi