Otiko:’Wicked’ Gang Rape ‘Very Sad’
Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, has condemned the gang rape incident which occurred at Bantama in the Ashanti Region over the weekend.
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 involving the young girl which was captured on video by those who assaulted her.
“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.
Meanwhile, the police have confirmed the arrest of three of the seven suspects who were seen in the gang rape video.