The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Saani Alhassan is accused by students of Tamale Technical University (TaTU) for allegedly causing the arrest of their colleague, who doubles as President of Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON), Sayibu Ibrahim.
In an interview with the president of Students Representative Council (SRC), Dauda Gafaru on Radio Tamale’s Wednesday’s evening talkshow, dubbed – “Be Citizens, Not Spectators”, the SRC president narrated the arrest, saying the issue has been blown out of proportion.
“We were on campus when one police officer led a team to arrest our colleague. From the introduction we thought it was a joke. Only for him to handcuffed and sent to the police station”, he told radio Tamale’s Fuseini Safianu.
According to Master Gafaru, they told that the TESCON president’s arrest had to do with a report by one lady that she was attacked by some unknown individuals over her description of the TESCON president’s comment about the minister dress as “nonsense”.
The SRC president further added that the police officers also told him that the arrest also had to do with TESCON president’s comments about the regional minister’s appearance at the airport to receive President Akufo-Addo during his visit for the tour in the region.
“We were asked if it (the arrest) was approximate to speak the way our colleague wrote about the minister…”, he stated.
This site could neither get the minister nor the police at the time of filing this report, readers are assured of detailed information soon.
Meanwhile, supporters of the New Patriotic Party across the various social media platforms have started a crusade seeking justice for their comrade with the hashtag – FreeOurPresident.
In the said picture, the regional minister is seen wearing slippers with ash lacost shirt, appeared to have not been ironed, while leading a delegation to receive the president at the Tamale International Airport on Monday August 8.
Below is the screenshot of the comment by the TESCON president: