The University court has suspended six students from Fourah Bay College (FBC) for riotous conduct during the recent student union election.
The university court at its meeting of June 2008, considered the report presented by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal on the riotous behaviour of students following the 29th May 2008 students Union election.
The University court deliberated on the submission and resolved to suspend all the students that were under police investigations for riotous conduct. The suspension letter written to one of the students by the university Registrar, E.T Ngandi states “I write as directed to inform you that, you have been suspended and barred from taking the July 2008 examinations because of your involvement in the riotous conduct as stated in the police report of 9th June 2008” According to police report sent to the University Vice Chancellor on June 5 2008, on 29th May 2008, Inspector Musa Bangura and team arrested the six students (names withheld) of Fourah Bay College as a result of riotous conduct during the student union Presidential election. The report later stated that one a second year student was also arrested, along with one silver coloured knife which he was alleged to have used to stab another student. The student according to police report was issued with a medical report form but did not return with the medical form. Another was also arrested with an animal horn in his possession whilst another student was also arrested for riotous conduct. The police report says all the suspects were cautioned and they denied the allegation and were later released on bail pending further investigations.