The Management of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has rejected reports that robbery attacks have occurred on the campus and resulted in the death of some students.
Head of Public Affairs at the UCC Major (rtd) Kofi Baah Bentum said the reports are false and should be disregarded. He assured of strict security on the campus.
Tweets on Monday night raised tension concerning alleged robbery attacks on students, claiming extortion of laptops, mobile phones, monies, etc.
But Major (Rtd) Kofi Baah Bentum told TV3 in an interview that the reports are false.
“In fact the one who put out the formation said it was a prank.
“He has succeeded in the mischief or the prank that he sought to do because almost everybody has believed it and not only believed it [but] people have added twists to it.
“They are talking about some being injured or some being killed.”
He, however, called for calm among persons who may have been troubled by the fake reports and reiterated the university’s commitment to ensuring that its environment is safe.
“We have invested a lot in technology, CCTV, streetlights. Our security personnel have been retrained to improve security on campus,” Major Rtd Kofi Baah-Bentum added.
Major (Rtd) Kofi Bentum further encouraged students to stop the spread of false news.