A clash between residential students of the Commonwealth Hall (Vandals) and Mensah Sarbah Hall (Vikings) of the University of Ghana (UG), has led to the setting ablaze of a car parked within the premises of the latter on campus.
Some students have clashed in front of the Legon Hall Annex ‘B’ Building at the @UnivofGh this evening.
The reason why the clash occurred is not clear yet however the students were seen throwing stones and other materials at each other. #UniversNews @Ug_src pic.twitter.com/56OQq9lpHO — Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 5, 2022
pic.twitter.com/jordhv5Ugf — Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022
The cause of the mayhem, which happened on Friday night (5 August 2022), is yet to be unravelled.
Commonwealth-Mensah Sarbah Hall Clash update:
The Registrar of the @UnivofGh is expected to release an official communique this afternoon on the incident and highlight measures that the university is taking to prevent a similar event from occurring. #UniversNews pic.twitter.com/x6EcXfARun — Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022
It has been, however, established that students of Sarbah Hall celebrated ‘Sarbahfest’ that day.
Open investigation, arrest and prosecute.
There must be an end to this. It is becoming a culture now. https://t.co/6BeJ3CbwA3 — Selikem Korku Donkor (@SelikemDonkor) August 6, 2022
They went on a procession amidst singing, chanting and merrymaking.
This was where the statue of John Mensah Sarbah used to be situated before it was allegedly destroyed and taken by some residents of the Commonwealth Hall during last night’s clash. #UniversNews pic.twitter.com/oV4dftYDcb — Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022
One of the Vikings, however, strayed into the hall of the Vandals and was beaten and his phone stolen.
pic.twitter.com/MbWZxKE6TC — Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022
In retaliation, a horde of angry Vikings stormed the Vandals’ premises to avenge their fellow Viking.
This is the aftermath of the clash that happened between some residents of the Mensah Sarbah and Commonwealth Hall last night. #UniversNews pic.twitter.com/zfcJabZ1Go — Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022
A free-for-all brawl ensued between the two halls leading to the destruction of property.
UG: A vehicle at the Mensah Sarbah Hall car park has been set ablaze as a result of the clash between the Vandals and Vikings this evening.
The reason for the clash is however still not clear yet. #UniversNews @Ug_src @UnivofGh pic.twitter.com/Iz5hbg13gv — Univers TV (@univers1057fm) August 6, 2022
In the milieu, a car parked at Sarbah Hall was set ablaze and a statue was ransacked and taken away.