Legon students meet authorities over robbery attacks

Student leaders of the University of Ghana, Legon, are to meet school authorities over an attack on one of the students over the weekend. Suspected armed robbers on Sunday dawn attacked and injured a final year Psychology student on campus. Daniel Osei, who was cut on his arms and head, sustained several cutlass wounds. He is currently receiving treatment at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra. Daniel Osei is a student at the Accra City Campus of the University but resides at the Evandy Hostel. He was in the company of some mates who had gone out at dawn to go look for food to eat after studying deep into the night. They were reportedly attacked along the road leading from Pentagon to the Evandy hostel, which is situated on the campus of the University, by persons suspected to be armed robbers. The other mates of Osei, however, managed to flee the attack unharmed. Speaking in an interview with Onua FM’s Yen Sempa on Monday, the President of the Old Vandals Association, Isaac Nketia Sarpong, said the student leaders will be meeting the school authorities on Monday over the security situation in the school. “We are going to engage the school authorities today so I have told the students to calm down because we need to use the law”. He said “this is not the first time…this is not the first attack. Few of them have occurred and we thought the University had taken actions and measures because some of the authorities of the school are aware of the issues”. Asked whether the students prefer police and military presence on campuses, Mr. Sarpong told the host, Bright Kwasi Asempa, that “this is a school so if these soldiers and police comes in, it will be a different matter altogether”. “That is why the school has its own internal security,” he added.

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By Kweku Antwi-Otoo||Ghana  ]]>