PHOTOS + VIDEOS: Tension in Legon as Heavily armed Police Officers take over Commonwealth Hall after students protest

    Reports reaching GhanaNewsPage.Com is that heavily armed Police Officers have taken over one of the halls of residence, the Commonwealth Hall leading to the building up of tension on the campus of Ghana’s premier university.

    The police officers, who are armed to the teeth were spotted in a video entering the only male hall in the tertiary institution. Another video showed some of the heavily built men in black positioned at the Porters Lodge of the Hall.

    The presence of the Police Officers follows an all-red gathering of the students at the forecourt of the Hall which has produced most of Ghana’s leaders to protest a decision of the University Council to suspend the Hall Tutor and Hall Master of Commonwealth as an initial reaction to the much publicized clash between students of the hall, also known as Vandals and those of Mensah Sarbah Hall.

    The clash led to the destruction of properies including a vehicle that was parked in front of Mensah Sarbah Hall and the carrying away of the bust of an astute Lawyer, John Mensah-Sarbah erected infront of the hall.

    University authorities commenced investigations into the clash leading to the temporal suspension of the Hall Master and Tutor of Commonwealth due to their failure to ‘exhibit sufficient willingness and ability to hold students of the hall accountable for their actions in the recent violent clashes.’

    “These officers should therefore, in the interim, be relieved of their duties while management works with the security services to investigate the clashes, and works towards finding lasting solutions to the tensions between students of the two halls,” Management said.

    This action did not sit well with students of the Hall who have since protested the decision and are calling on the University’s authorities to rescind their decision and re-instate their masters.
    Inscriptions of some placards carried by the students communicated the actions taken by the school’s authorities are biased decisions and ought to looked into.
    Below are some of the images from the Hall:




    %d bloggers like this: