It has emerged that students of the Islamic Senior High School were chased into their dormitories and classrooms by armed police who fired live ammunition and tear gas.

President of the Ghana Muslim Mission, Sheikh Dr. Amin Bonsu also revealed that at least five teachers who intervened were arrested during the police invasion of the campus.

The report comes after the Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare interdicts two senior police officers and the Acting Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Akwasi Akomeah-Apreku.

Sheikh Dr. Amin Bonsu  who is yet to come to terms with the conduct of the police has described the conduct of the personnel who fired live ammunition at students as unprofessional.

“For you to enter angrily; shooting fire and chasing the students to even their dormitories and so forth is highly unprofessional,” he said.

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Deputy Education Minister,Rev John Ntim Fordjuor visited some students on admission at Suntreso Gov’t Hospital

According to him, some police officers tried to forcibly enter the school premises by scaling the main gate of the school without recourse to the presence of school authorities.

“Do you have to climb the gate? Do you have to push the gate by force to come in? Go to the authority and see how the situation is.

“They chased  them (students) to their dormitories. Some of them, they beat them up. Some of the live bullets were picked [ at the dormitories]. Can you imagine? People who are not holding arms you chased them to the dormitories.”

“Teachers who went to intervene and so forth, some of them you even  arrested them and sent them to police station. Can you imagine?”

Dr. Amin, however, wants the IGP to extend investigations into how some students were assaulted without any provocation on campus in the presence of their teachers.

Whilst welcoming investigations by the IGP into the conduct of the police, Dr. Amin Bonsu commended Dr. George Akuffo Dampare for showing leadership by  sponsoring the provision of anchor rope as an interim speed rump.

Meanwhile, academic work has resumed at the Islamic Senior High School as students prepare to write their end of term examinations.

Deputy Education Minister, Rev. John Ntim Fordjuor who interacted with the students also promised psychological support to affected students.

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