UCC SRC Elections: Student Sues UCC, Attorney General, 3 Others

Opoku NtiA cape coast high court-commercial court ‘B’ presided over by Justice Olivia Obeng has adjourned a case involving SRC Presidential hopeful Opoku Nti Ernest as petitioner and 5 others including the Dean of students and the attorney general’s department as respondents to Friday 28/3/2014.

Mr. Opoku Nti was axed from the SRC presidential race following a petition brought against his candidature by some students.

The students alleged among other things that Mr. Opoku Nti used fake bank pay-in-slip to register during the 2012/2013 academic year and branded him a criminal.
In a response sighted upon our investigation, Mr. Opoku Nti said, that he has never been found culpable by any disciplinary committee, nor has he ever been convicted as a criminal by any court of competent jurisdiction and that the schools’ own investigation proved that he was only a mere victim of circumstance.He is therefore praying the court to enforce injunction on the SRC elections. He is also suing the school over abuse of fundamental human right.

His application is based on Article 33 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, Articles 297 & 17, Order 67 of CI47 of the UCC handbook 2012 revised.
Meanwhile his attorney, Lawyer Afenyo Markins is expected to move for the motion of injunction on the next sitting of the court.The respondents are thus as follows; The Dean of Students, as first respondent, the chairman of the2014/2015 SRC elections Vetting Committee of the University of Cape Coast as second respondent.

The third respondent is the chairman of the 2014/2015 SRC elections electoral commission of the University Cape Coast, and Philip Glover, the group of convener of petitioners of the University of Cape Coast as the fourth respondent.

The last respondent or the fifth respondent is the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Cape Coast Regional Office.
Source: Kwasi Frimpong, UCC


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