Bantamahene calls for severe punishment for gang-rape suspects

General News of Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Source: Graphic.com.gh

2017-12-27

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Bantamahene in Kumasi, Baffuor Owusu Amankwatia VI, has called for severe punishment for seven teenagers who allegedly gang-raped a young lady in the area.

This according to him, will serve as a deterrent for others who may intend to perpetrate such crime.

Speaking in an interview with Nhyira FM at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, he said there will be no attempt to intervene or intercede on behalf of the suspects.

“It’s very, very sad for such a thing to happen and moreso for it to be taking place in my traditional area. Seriously when I heard about it, I really didn’t believe it but then I did some investigations and I found out that the story was true,” he said.

There has been widespread public condemnation following a widely-circulated video in which seven boys were seen sexually abusing a young girl.

At least four of them have since been picked up and arraigned before the Asokwa District Court while police is pursuing the remaining three who are still on the run

Condemning the act, he said he discounted the story when it first broke, only to find out it was true.

He added that “it is bad for Ghana let’s let everybody in Ghana know that what the children did is bad for Ghana; it’s bad for the moral fabrics of our society and it’s bad for everything”.

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