The Tutor of the Ho Nursing training College (NTC) who is reported to have been part of the ladies sexually assaulted by some students of the Ho Polytechnic, has clarified that she was not fingered, even though she conceded that some students were sexually molested.
She told DAILY GUIDE in Ho: “I want to state categorically that I was not fingered but just caressed on the shoulder and dragged by one of the rioters who called himself ‘Naked’”.
The female tutor, who is either in her mid or early 20s, declined to give her name but expressed dissatisfaction about what she called lies and total misinformation being peddled by some Accra-based media houses, particularly the “Akan-speaking ones” that she was sexually abused and fingered.
She said what even annoyed her was how the news readers exaggerated and acted as if the issue the whole incident was a joke.
Narrating the incident to DAILY GUIDE, she said last Monday evening, at about 7:30am, she was in one of the offices attached to the lecture halls outside the main campus, an area called ‘the Diaspora’, when she heard some noise from a crowd.
Shortly after, she heard some female students screaming for help and so she came out, only to see most of the ladies running helter-skelter.
The pretty female tutor said she saw a lot of male students of the polytechnic dressed like ladies while others had cloths either around their waist or their neck (what is locally called collar). Another group also had red bands around their neck and head.
Some of the guys pushed the ladies down, lay on top of them and stroked as though they were having sex with them. Others also put their hands in the dresses of the defenseless ladies and fondled their breasts and buttocks.
She said some of the poly students also partially stripped the student nurses naked to the extent that she could see their underwear. To her surprise, some students who were around the area where the incident happened stood unconcerned and in some cases prevented those who tried to stop the hooligans from doing so.
She said suddenly, she saw one of the students coming towards her. According to her, the student, ‘Naked’, who is in his third-year held her shoulder and caressed her hands and said “What’s up baby, let’s go baby….let’s have fun.”
The tutor, who teaches the second year community nursing students Basic Statistics, said one of the molested students told her some of the students attempted to insert their fingers in her vagina. Another student also showed her wounds on her leg, while others showed cuts on other parts of their bodies.
The tutor said she could identify some of the students, particularly ‘Naked’, and was ready to do so when given the opportunity.
A male student who witnessed the incident noted that the students, upon reaching the entrance of the college, stopped and sang and danced until some of them started attacking the female student nurses, amidst invectives like “One man no chop”, “You be our women”.
Meanwhile, some student nurses who also witnessed the incident told DAILY GUIDE that the hooligans flipped over the walls of their hostels and entered their rooms and asked them for food.
The Vice Principal, who is also acting as the Principal, Mrs. Josephine Ansu-Gyeabour, said the college has served the polytechnic authorities with a formal complaint and also copied it to the municipal police command.
She said the Rector, together with the Registrar and the Chief Security of the polytechnic, visited the school and apologized and also gave their unflinching support to help smoke out the perpetrators of the act.
She said the Executives of the Polytechnics Students Representative Council (SRC) also apologized.
The Rector, Dr. Jakpasu Afun, is also reported to have said on the schools’ radio station, Volta Premier that the polytechnic’s administration had informed the police about the incident.
He reportedly said, “We will support the police in their investigations and make sure the perpetrators are appropriately dealt with.”
Checks at the municipal police revealed that no suspect has been arrested yet.
The Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Samuel Owusu Berko, confirmed that a report had been made, adding that investigations had started.
Source Daily Guide