KTI clashes: Those found culpable to face full rigors of the law-NAPO
The Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh says anybody found to be at fault over Tuesday night’s chaotic incident at the Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) will be made to face the full rigors of the law.
The minister who visited the school earlier today [Wednesday 15, 2017] also asked the students to exercise restraint as investigations into the situation commences.
Over 20 students of the Kumasi Technical Institute are responding to treatment after police officers opened fire on them in a clash.
The officers,who were called in to ward off the jubilant students who were said to have blocked portions of the Amakom-WAEC road when they were returning from the Baba Yara sports stadium after the Inter schools competition, fired gunshots and tear gas when the students resisted and pelted stones at them.
The angry officers stormed the school’s dormitories, allegedly vandalized windows and doors and manhandled any student who came their way.
An unknown number of the students have also been arrested by the police.
The Education Minister popularly called NAPO said he has “heard the side of the school the right thing is to go to the police service and hear their side of the story. Whatever it is an investigation should be conducted. We should come to the root to the bottom of what really happened. What caused all this. If anybody is found at fault the person should be punished whether provoked or unprovoked.”
He pleaded with the students to not take the laws in their hands and do things that are unwarranted.
“I would plead with the student body to exercise extreme patience, don’t try and take the laws into your hands. Don’t try and organise any demonstration now, don’t try and cause problems for the principal and the teachers around but rest assured that we will get to the bottom of this story and wherever punishment is due we will make sure punishment is meted.”
He further warned them against engaging the police, and asked that rather they exercise patience and leave the authorities to deal with the matter.
Suraya Alidu Malititi | kapital971.com