At least 14 students hospitalised, 48 held in clashes with police

2017-02-15 15:00


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Kumasi - At least 14 students at the Kumasi Technical Institute in the Ashanti Regionn in Ghana were reportedly hospitalised, while 48 others were arrested following clashes with police on Tuesday evening.

According to Ghana web, the students clashed with the police on their way back from an inter-school sports competition in which they had come 4th.

As part of their celebrations, the students barricaded roads, forcing the police to intervene and "restore order". The students, however, allegedly failed to heed the call to disperse.

The situation reportedly got out of control when some students started pelting the police with stones and burning car tyres on the streets. This resulted in the police using teargas to disperse them.

School authorities said even when the students fled the scene, police chased them to the school premises and into their student houses to affect the arrests.

According to Joy, police spokesperson Mohammed Tanko , said that at least five police officers sustained injuries.

He further said that about three police vehicles were smashed by the students.

Read more on:    ghana  |  west africa

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.