Twenty nine students of the University of Ghana, Legon have been handed over to assist in the investigations into the molestation of Amina Haruna, 25, who is suspected to have stolen a laptop and mobile phones from the Mensah Sarbah Hall of the university.
The students, who are all residents of the Annex B (Okponglo) of the Mensah Sarbah Hall of the university, were identified by the university authorities on a video tape. The names of the students are being with-held by the police for security reasons.
The students were first handed over to the Legon Police, who in turn conveyed them to the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police Service for the identification parade which was underway at the time of filing this report.
The victim will have to identify his alleged attackers to enable the police to proceed with their investigations into the incident.
The handover of the students was in fulfillment of an agreement which was reached between the police and the university authorities. Soon after the alleged molestation, the university authorities set up a fact-finding committee to investigate the incident. It recently presented its findings to the Dean of Students and the Vice Chancellor of the university.
The committee, according to a statement issued by the Registrar of the university Mr. J. S Budu, identified a number of students, who were present during the molestation, as seen on the video clips produced, as well as credible eyewitnesses account.
It said based on the recommendations of the committee, students identified were given hearings by the disciplinary committee, as per a writ of summons. A number of students were said to have caught the suspect with mobile phones and a laptop at the hall of the University at about 1 am on that fateful day, Thursday, March 30, stripped her naked and inserted their fingers into her private parts.
She was however rescued by security officers of the university who took her to the Legon Police station at about 3 a.m
Unknown to the students, the act had been filmed by an unidentified person who later released the footage onto the internet. The occurrence, which the authorities said had dented the image of the university, was widely condemned by human right groups, with women’s right activists calling on the security agencies to expedite action on the matter.
Source: Daily Graphic