The Asokore-Mampong District court has granted bail to the 43 rioting students of the Krobea Asante Vocational Training Institute at Effiduase in the Sekyere East District.
Each of the students was granted a GH¢2,000.00 bail with a surety to justify and was directed by the court to report to the Efiduase police once a week, until their next appearance on March 2, 2023.
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The court presided by Mr Samuel Buabin Quansah, also directed the students to sign a bond of good behaviour.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr Kofi Blagodzi, prosecuting told the court that, the police had arrested four more suspects, thereby increasing the number to 43.
He said the police were also conducting forensic tests and investigations on the properties destroyed during the disturbances and pleaded with the court to give the police more time to conduct thorough investigations into the matter.
The students were arrested during a violent demonstration which resulted in the extensive destruction of school and private properties on campus.
The police have charged them with conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful entry, causing damage and stealing.
They first appeared in court on January 24, this year, and were remanded into police custody to reappear today.
Present in court today, were the parents and guardians of all the 43 suspects, who were expected to stand in as sureties for their wards