High Court sets bail at $80,000 for each of the KNUST “rioters”

The two people detained in connection with recent riots at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have been granted an 80,000 bail by a High Court (KNUST).

According to individuals familiar with this situation, the court also required two sureties as part of the bail requirements. In a second appearance on Thursday, attorneys for the accused were contesting the Asokore Mampong District Court’s decision to reject their client’s bail (September 8).

An altercation between inhabitants of Unity (Conti) and University (Katanga) Halls resulted in the destruction of various properties and the injury of others. The culprits, Daniel Osei Bonsu, an alumni, and Francis Tutu Atuahene, a Level 200 student of the KNUST, are now in court.

Keeping the media informed of the most recent High Court ruling was Katanga Alumni Association member Nana Agyei Kyerema.

We are happy that at least as it was argued in the District Court that these gentlemen are innocent until proven guilty, they should be treated fairly so that in the event they are found innocent, their future wouldn’t be jeopardized”, he stated.

As a member of the University Hall Alumni, we think that the University has always been prejudicial with Katanga and one may ask would one have a clash among each other and so how come one is being pursued…As we have stated we can’t take this for granted because these are people who will take up roles academically and life beyond campus and so we should call for a national dialogue on this issue”, he emphasized.

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