UG arrests fake Commonwealth student hired to pose as a stranded student

Source The Ghana Report

Security at the University of Ghana (UG) has arrested an imposter who posed as a stranded student for media attention.

A statement from the university said the individual had a fake student ID in his possession when he was apprehended.

It was also revealed that he lived in the Commonwealth Hall illegally last academic year.

According to the statement, he confessed that he was lured into posing as a stranded student and slept in front of the Hall to gain media attention.

“It has come to the attention of Management of the University of Ghana that some unscrupulous individuals are influencing students of the University and other persons to pose as stranded former students of Commonwealth Hall.

“One of such persons, being used to attract media attention, was arrested by University Security and has confessed to living in Commonwealth Hall illegally last academic year. He confirmed that he was lured to pose as a stranded student and slept in front of Commonwealth Hall during the night of Monday, January 16, 2023, to gain media attention. He has been handed over to the police for further investigations,” the statement said.

The management of the university assured that all former legal residents of Commonwealth Hall and male students of Mensah Sarbah Hall had been duly assigned rooms at the University of Ghana Enterprise Limited (UGEL) halls.

They also added that “measures have also been put in place to assist students who have genuine financial difficulty with paying the residential fees in the UGEL Halls. Academic work is proceeding peacefully, and the University assures all students that adequate measures have been put in place to ensure their safety and well-being.”

“Students are encouraged to be alert and report to the appropriate authorities individuals who seek to entice them to disturb the peace on the University campus.

“Any student found to be involved in such acts will face appropriate disciplinary processes,” the statement warned.

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