The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Private Universities Students Association of Ghana (PUSAG), has expressed disappointment at the magnitude of violence meted out on aggrieved Law students who embarked on a peaceful and legal demonstration to voice out their grievances.
The student body has condemned the “unprofessional” disposition by the Police and has declared its support for the Red Week movement being observed by the law students.
In a release cited by The Ghana Report , the National President of PUSAG, Charles Opoku said the entire student body is shocked by the conduct of the police and advised that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh probes further into the matter.
“The IGP must probe into the unfortunate police brutality, identify the culprits and ensure that the appropriate sanctions are meted out to them, ” the statement said.
It added that the Police administration must also take charge of footing the medical and other related bills of the victims, and also compensate them accordingly.
They further insisted that the Police swiftly release the seven (7) innocent students who were unjustifiably arrested during the peaceful and legal demonstration.
Mr. Opoku, however cautioned the Police to strive to make their actions and inactions reflect modern means of policing and crowd control, and desist from the use of excessive force against vulnerable persons undertaking legal ventures or activities.
PUSAG has therefore declared its support for the ‘RED WEEK movement’ and directs students in all member institutions to adorn themselves with red attires all through out the week.