Heavy security ahead of CASFORD Hall Week celebration

Some of the officers deployed to the event grounds[/caption] The Central Regional Police Command has deployed 126 officers from its fold and a crack team from the Formed Police Unit (FPU) to the University of Cape Coast ahead of the Casely-Hayford Hall Week celebrations. The week-long celebrations begin on Wednesday, March 29. In an interview with 3news.com’s Thomas Vincent Cann on Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Irene oppong said the team will be there throughout the celebrations. Some will be on foot patrol, she said, and others on car patrol. ASP Oppong said the Command’s decision to tighten security on campus ahead of the celebrations was informed by the confusion that marred Atlantic Hall’s celebrations. Atlantic Hall’s guests from the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Commonwealth Hall and Unity Hall respectively, were involved in a brawl with students of Oguaa Hall. The crossfire on Friday, March 14 led to the stabbing of three students and vandalism of property. “We are there for the interest of the students,” ASP Oppong told Thomas Vincent Cann. “We are there to protect them and protect property.” She said not only will the team provide security for Casely-Hayford Hall’s celebrations but also will do so the following week when Oguaa Hall takes its turn. Our reporter said vendors were seen on Wednesday morning setting up their stands for the celebrations. Students of Casely-Hayford Hall were also spotted in red attires on a procession to the Hall in readiness for the event, which officially begins in the evening.

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Source: 3news.com|Ghana ]]>