Gang Rape: Court Remands 3 Suspects
The three suspects arrested in relation to the gang-rape of a teenage girl at Bantama in the Ashanti Region have been remanded by an Asokwa District court presided by his Worship Peter Oppong-Boahen and scheduled to re-appear on Wednesday, December 20.
The Ashanti regional police who are handling the case noted that the rest of the culprits will be arrested latest by Friday.
According to the police, they have sufficient leads on the four fugitive suspects and will definitely be nabbed to face prosecution for the criminal act.
Meanwhile, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, has condemned the gang rape.
Ms Djaba, who was speaking at the National Stakeholder Consultative Workshop to Validate the Draft Social Protection Policy Implementation Plan in Accra said she condemns in no uncertain terms, the rape incident.
“I am very sad and feel disappointed that a young Ghanaian girl will suffer this wicked act from those young guys. This is criminal and the law must deal with them,” she added.
She charged the police to ensure that all those involved are arrested and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent.
She was worried about the occurrences of rape and defilement and called for a team effort from all stakeholders to curb the barbaric act.
She entreated the police to also arrest individuals involved in the circulation of the video on social media and called for the protection of the dignity of the victim.
In the video, the boys overpowered the girl on a bed and had their turn with her as she struggled for freedom.
The little over two-minute video, suspected to have been shot by the boys, captured the faces of the rapists as well as the victim.
The rapists were heard speaking the Twi language.