Gang Rape: Special Police Team Begins Probe
The Police Service has confirmed that investigations have begun into the gang rape of a young lady by at least five guys.
A statement by the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service stated that a “special investigation team has been constituted at the CID headquarters to analyze the video with the aim of identifying those involved and get them arrested for the necessary legal processes to be activated.”
The Whatsapp video of at least five teenage boys allegedly gang raping a young girl has sparked massive outrage on social media.
The about five minutes video shows an underage girl pinned to a mattress in a room by one of her abusers while his accomplices take turns to perform sexual acts on her.
The victim who was resisting her attackers all-through the ordeal was restrained from escaping by her abusers who appeared to be having fun with the torture.
The Police in the statement is also “appealing to all media houses and those in possession of the video to stop circulating it since it is an offence to circulate such obscene materials.”
The statement added that “anybody with any relevant information should personally report to the Cyber Crime Unit of the CID headquarters for further action.”
The development comes in the wake of increased awareness in Ghanaian society on the abuse of women and children.
The alleged rape of a four-year old girl in the Central region became a national subject with the top police hierarchy promising to ensure justice is served.
On December 12, President Akufo-Addo declared his support for an initiative by the gender ministry to ensure equal rights for women.