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University of Ghana condemns assault on young man dressed as female at Legon campus

University of Ghana condemns assault on young man dressed as female at Legon campus

The has expressed concern over the assault of a young man around the southern part of its Legon campus.

The incident, captured on video and widely circulated on , involved the victim being attacked by individuals who discovered his true identity.

According to preliminary information from the University's Security Services Unit:

  • The victim, initially seeking accommodation dressed as a female, was accommodated by some women in the Okponglo area.
  • Upon the revelation of his true identity during the night, the accommodating individuals physically assaulted him.
  • A refuse collector, mistaking the victim for a woman, intervened and took him to a refuse collection site behind Dr. Hilla Limann Hall.
  • Upon realizing the true gender the following morning, the refuse collector also assaulted the victim and instructed him to leave the area.
  • University students alerted Security Personnel, who intervened and handed both the victim and the refuse collector (non-students) over to the Legon Police for investigation.

The University strongly denounces the assault and condemns such acts of lawlessness.

The institution reaffirms its commitment to the safety, dignity, and inclusivity of all persons.

Management is committed to enforcing the University's rules and regulations, and any member involved in the incident will face appropriate sanctions.

The University assures the public of collaboration with the for a thorough investigation to ensure the safety of the entire University community and visitors to its campuses.

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