Six students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been arrested for the alleged rape of a first-year student.

The six were arraigned before Asokore Mampong District Court on Wednesday, August 3.

They were all remanded into police custody.

Their lawyer, Richard Adu Darko, believes the students are innocent until proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction.

“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.

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