For the suspected rape of a first-year student, six Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) students have been detained.
On Wednesday, August 3, the six were charged before Asokore Mampong District Court.
They were all placed under police arrest.
The students are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction, according to their lawyer Richard Adu Darko.
“These are students of KNUST who have been accused of rape,” he told TV3‘s Ibrahim Abubakar after hearing.
“Looking at the fact which have been presented to us, honestly we don’t see rape but that’s what they have been accused of and once someone is accused, the law says the person is innocent until proven guilty or the person pleads otherwise.
“So, now until they plead that they are guilty or a court of competent jurisdiction finds them guilty, they are innocent. At this material moment this is a court of first instance and they have been brought here for purposes of remanding them into lawful custody.”
Lawyer Adu Darko said he will go to the “appropriate forum” to get bail for the six students to allow them write their end-of-semester exams.
Hearing was adjourned to Wednesday, August 17.