Authorities at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) have finally broken their silence on the alleged robbery on the school’s campus.
Videos from the campus that have hit online captured chaotic scenes following alleged attacks of students by men armed with knives and guns.
One student, who spoke on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem Tuesday, said the incident happened in the late hours of Monday.
He said about five armed robbers stormed the campus to steal valuables such as laptops, mobile phones, money, and others belonging to the students.
However, Public Relations Officer of the University, Major(Rtd) Kofi Baah-Bentum, says they suspect the alleged robbery was a prank which was well carried out.
“What I can say for now is that we have done thorough investigations and nothing of that sort happened on the UCC campus last night.
“What we suspect is that someone pranked all of us and sadly they have been able to succeed, we have fallen for the prank,” he said in an interview with Joy News.
“People have added all manner of stories to it saying that two people have died but we cannot find any dead body or victims of the so-called robbery except for one girl who hurt her leg during the stampede and is at the university hospital,” he added.
“I’m sure someone posted it on the students’ platform that armed robbers have come around and they should take cover and they started running helter-skelter. What we should thank God for is that we did not record any casualty in the cause of stampede,” he added.
Listen to Major (Rtd) Baah-Bentum in the video attached above: