The name of the suspect who allegedly stabbed his colleague Chief Tipsy to death at the University of Ghana, Commonwealth Hall has been given as George Osei Mensah.
Over the weekend, a news shocked Ghanaians as it broke out that an old member of the University of Ghana’s Commonwealth Hall, popularly known as the ‘Vandals’, had been stabbed to death.
The deceased, identified as ‘Chief Tipsy’, was stabbed following a long-running argument with a colleague.
Chief Tipsy died from the stabbing and the suspect, one George Osei Mensah, has been arrested.
The suspect, Osei Mensah, is set to be arraigned before a court today.
George is said to have reportedly used broken bottles on the deceased, before he snatched a knife from a khebab seller, and stabbed him. ;
“The information we’ve gathered so far is that, they are old Vandals, and apparently they went for a funeral or a programme somewhere and they started with an argument and tempers flared up from the other person. So actually it was even the assailant who helped him [The deceased] to the hospital after stabbing him, and he is in the custody of the police for investigations. So they are not students and so there’s not so much cause for alarm even though we acknowledge them as old students,” Ato Brown, the University of Ghana chapter President of the Graduate Students of Ghana (GRASAG) told citifmonline
A statement from the Association of Old Vandals shed some light on the incident.
OLD VANDAL STABBED TO DEATH BY AN INTRUDER
STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE OLD VANDALS ASSOCIATION
Fellow Vandals, I salute all of you.
I believe most of you have read or heard of the stabbing to death of an Old Vandal by a man who is believed to be an intruder.
The incident happened at about 1830 hours GMT on Saturday, 9 December 2017, at the “Charging Grounds” in the Commonwealth Hall.
It started as a mere argument between the two (the deceased and the killer) in the OVA bus on our way from Amrahia to campus (after attending the funeral of the late Vandal Lion). The argument became heated and the two had to be seperated on several occassions 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.
On behalf of the Vandal Fraternity, I extend heaps of condolences to the family of the deceased Old Vandal. May the Almighty Father comfort them in these trying times.
I urge all of us to remain calm. Let us continue to pray for our departed brother, Chief Tipsy.
The leadership will be meeting in the next few hours. We shall keep you posted.
Isaac N. Sarpong