Exclusive information on the student who jumped off the 4th floor of the Mensah Sarbah Hall of the University of Ghana today reveals that he was a “percher” who was escaping for fear of being caught.
According to universnewsroom.com, the official media outlet of the university, the incident reportedly happened in the early hours of Friday, April 23, 2021, at about 1:45 am.
His name has been given as Wahab Abdulai.
He is believed to be a former resident of the hall and currently undertaking his National Service.
An eyewitness, narrating what happened, said that occupants heard someone banging the door and assumed that it was hall assistants who were hunting for illegal occupants, popularly known as Perchers.
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“The victim was asked to hide in the balcony until the assumed porters leave. Suddenly, they heard a loud crashing sound and rushed to see what had happened then they found the boy lying on the ground floor,” the eyewitness added
The victim, after falling, suffered bone damages was rushed to the Legon Hospital for treatment.
He is currently at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Dean of Students, Prof. Godfred Bokpin, has called for calm among students. He says that investigations have begun into the matter.