Commonwealth Hall murder suspect faces court

Commonwealth Hall murder suspect faces court


The prime suspect in the criminal case involving the murder of an Old Vandal at Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana will soon be put before court.

The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Afia Tenge, has said the suspect will be put before court as soon as investigations into the matter are concluded.

The suspect, who has only been named as George, is currently in the grips of the Legon District Police assisting in investigations.

The deceased Old Vandal

“The suspect, in this case, George Asare was arrested and he is being kept in Police custody where he is assisting us in the investigation. The deceased died out of a stab by either a knife or a bottle, which the police is still investigating. That was as a result of an argument that ensued between the two parties… He is still in detention and assisting in investigations so when we are doing with our investigations, we will make sure we arraigned him before a court,” ASP Afia Tenge said.



The suspect is reported to have stabbed an Old Vandal, whose name was given as Nathaniel Tweneboah Koduah, alias Chief Tipsy multiple times on Saturday night, at the charging grounds of Commonwealth Hall at the University of Ghana.

The incident occurred after a heated argument between the two while they traveled back to campus from a funeral of an Old Vandal.

According to the Old Vandals Association, the two were separated on several occasions during their heated arguments on the bus.

“The argument became heated and the two had to be separated on several occasions by others. It went on and on. So, when we got to Atomic Junction, the driver was advised to stop and the two were thrown out of the bus. Others joined them.”

“When they got to the Hall, they had not stopped. It was at this time that the killer allegedly grabbed the knife of the khebab seller and cut the victim several times with it. The victim bled profusely and was rushed to the Legon Hospital by the killer and some Vandals… the doctors could not save his life. He was pronounced dead around 1900 hours GMT,” the Old Vandals’ statement said.

Meanwhile, the management of the University of Ghana has called for calm among parents and the general public following the incident, noting that “no threat has been identified which could cause any danger to our students in this respect.”

It further said the Careers and Counseling Centre of the school is on standby to counsel any student who may have been traumatized by the incident.

Source: Jonas Nyabor/