ATL hall executives were suspended for failing to produce culprits – UCC PRO

Authorities at the University of Cape Coast have justified the rustication of 22 hallers of the Atlantic Hall in connection with the March 17 riot at the university.

According to the authorities, the said hall executives and organisers of the hall week celebration which turned bloody failed to cooperate with the disciplinary committee set up by the university to investigate the clash.

The suspended hall executives and organisers of the Hall Week celebration according to the Director of Public Affairs of the University Major Kofi Baah Bentum (Rtd) were given ample time to come up with the names of those individuals who engaged in the destruction of property and injuring of lives at Oguaa Hall but the 22 failed to produce the list.

The university, he said was therefore left with no choice but to punish them as the posture of the executive and organisers clearly meant that they wanted to shield the culprits thereby making nonsense of the probe.

Speaking in an interview with a local radio station in Cape Coast, Major Kofi Baah Bentum indicated that the university is considering a lot of reforms to forestall other negative future occurrences during the hall week celebrations thereby protecting the lives of students.

The measures, he said include banning alcoholic beverage companies from sponsoring the celebrations hence restricting the sale of alcohol during the hall week celebrations as drunkenness readily pave way for violence.



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