Ideal College Students Clash With Land Guards And Police
Ideal College management informs that twenty-three (23) of their students have been injured due to the clash with some land guards and police and supposedly coming from the counter-terrorism unit of the Ghana Police Service concerning their conflicts.
Public Relations Officer of the school, Naphtali Kyei Baffour said that three of the students are in critical condition while the remaining 20 sustained minor injuries.
“Unfortunately, we have three students who have been severely injured and about 20 with minor injuries. Most of the female students have been gripped with fear. We’ve spoken to them to calm them down. Everything is under control at the moment,” he said.
He added that the argument that generated the battle is some land guards in the company of uniformed officers beset a portion of the school’s land where an assembly hall and hostel were being put up and attempted to pull down the substructure with a bulldozer without giving any reason.
“They were land guards in the company of men in uniform who claim to come from the counter-terrorism unit. They came in a vehicle registered GV… We have a part of the land where we are trying to put up an assembly hall and some hostels. They wanted to demolish where we have raised the foundation for the assembly hall. We have permission from the assembly for the construction,” he said.
He said in February 2022 some land guards indicated that a man known as Dzato sent them to demolish any property on the land because, he claims, the land belongs to the government.
“We have not officially received anything from the school. But in February 2022, we saw some people on the land and when we asked them they say a certain Dzato says it is government property, so they want to demolish it,” Kyei Baffour said.
He said the school is preparing a petition to be presented to the Inspector General of Police for action.