Shame on the security officials of KNUST for beating Students - Joselyn Dumas

Joselyn Dumas

Media Personality Joselyn Dumas, has described the actions of security officials calming down the ongoing riots on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as shameful and unacceptable act.

In her official Twitter handle she expressed her disappointment on the security officials on the way they were handling the situation, read her tweet below;

"Shame on the security officials of KNUST. Under no circumstance should anyone take the law into his hands & manhandle a student to the point of blood oozing out of his body. This is highly unacceptable. I entreat the School Authorities & the SRC to curb the ongoing menace asap.
— JOSELYN DUMAS® (@Joselyn_Dumas) October 22, 2018

She went on to advise the students against violence saying: “It is not the best way to vent your anger”. See that tweet too;

Read below how the whole thing started,

On Monday, 22 October 2018, the students, led by the SRC, marched against what they described as unfair treatment by the university authorities and unwarranted assault on their colleagues by some security officers.

The demonstration turned ugly, resulting in the destruction of school properties. The students burnt car tyres, destroyed windows and doors of some buildings and blocked some roads on campus to prevent cars from moving.

Some security personnel who were deployed to the scene to restore peace allegedly assaulted the students.

The confusion comes on the back of the arrest of 10 students. The students with one alumnus were arrested by the police on Friday, 19 October 2018, for holding a vigil on campus without authorisation. The situation caused some angry parents to storm the KNUST police station to demand the release of their children. The students were later released but the university said it will not rest on the matter.


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