General News of Tuesday, 19 December 2017
The Ashanti regional police have expressed confidence, four more suspects in the Bantama gang-rape video will soon be apprehended.
“We know where they live,” Ashanti regional Police PRO, ASP Juliana Obeng, told Joy News Tuesday and said an arrest could be effected Tuesday or latest by Friday.
Already three are in the grips of the police after they were picked up from their homes last Saturday after the gang rape video went viral.
In the video, the teenage girl is pinned down on a mattress by one of her abusers while his accomplices take turns to sexually abuse her.
It is now known that the suspects are juveniles with one in Junior High School and two in Senior High School.
The three suspects were in the chamber of the Asokwa district court judge for an in-camera hearing as it is done for minors.
The court presided over by His Worship Peter Oppong-Boahen remanded the three who are to re-appear before his court Wednesday.
A unit committee member in Bantama, Asamoah Boateng, who helped arrest the three suspects said he dressed down the teens after they explained circumstances surrounding the gang rape.
He said residents in Bantama are very disturbed by the incident especially social media reactions since the video went viral.
Last February, another video went viral after a mob stripped a young woman naked and abused her alleging she had stolen money.
The mob, made up mostly of men, tore the young lady’s red brassiere and panties. At a point in the video, the men spread her legs open and kicked her in her private part many times.