BUT for the timely intervention of the military and the police, the outgoing SRC President of Sunyani Polytechnic would have been lynched by students of the school yesterday.
Gordon Duah who was alleged to have embezzled GH¢130,000 (1.3 billion old cedis) was held hostage by the irate students and the security forces had to be called in to rescue him.
The police fired teargas to disperse the large crowd of students who had blocked the main road, stopping the free flow of traffic.
According to the students, Mr. Duah’s executive had failed to render account of its stewardship.
Kwame Amponsah Manu, the Co-ordinating Secretary of GNUPS said they received the complaint and, therefore, invited the SRC president to meet the student body.
But some members of the school’s management advised Mr. Duah not to show up because his security could not be guaranteed, and that infuriated the students who stormed the school administration and held him hostage
The Internal Security called in the police and the military to help maintain peace and order on the campus, and avert any possible destruction of property.
When the Times got to the campus at about 6:20pm the police were firing tear-gas to disperse the students.
The Times attempt to speak with the school authorities proved futile, as there was none of them on the campus.
By Daniel Dzirasah, Sunyani