3 More KNUST Students Remanded Over Katanga-Conti Clash
The two, Daniel Osei Bonsu and Francis Atuahene, were slapped with four charges of conspiracy to commit crime, rioting with offensive weapons, causing unlawful damage and causing unlawful harm. Head of Legal and Prosecution at Ashanti Regional Police Command, ACP Kofi Blagodzie, presented the names of eleven
more suspects as well as evidence of the destruction caused by the riots. “We substituted the charge sheet and presented the court with a new charge sheet so we are on with the matter”, he said. Prosecution further argued the suspects should remain in custody as investigators go after other suspects. Defense
counsels argued otherwise, insisting the two should be granted bail. They argued suspects Daniel Osei Bonsu and Francis Tutu Atuahene will have to report for the examination and work respectively. However, the court denied them bail and asked them to reappear on September 19, 2022, for the trial to continue.
The two suspects were among a group of students who clashed on the university campus during the hall week celebration of the University Hall. The confrontation led to the destruction of many properties, including vehicles at the Unity Hall of residence of the KNUST, and injuries to some of the students.