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General News of Tuesday, 19 December 2017


Kumasi gang-rape victim undergoing counseling - Police

3 of the suspects have been arrested with the 4th on the run 3 of the suspects have been arrested with the 4th on the run

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ASP Juliana Obeng has disclosed that the lady at the centre of a gang-rape at Bantama, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region is currently undergoing some counseling.

She disclosed on Peace Fm on Monday that she is cooperating well with counselors following the trauma she suffered in the hands of 7 suspects who ganged-raped her and recorded their act with a mobile phone.

“She is undergoing psychological counseling and I can tell you that she is very cooperative. We are also monitoring her; where she sleeps, how she is treated and other things and we are impressed with the response so far”, she revealed.

According to her, she has also been taken to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where she underwent a medical examination.

Three of the suspects have so far been arrested and are assisting the police in their investigations whilst a hunt has been intensified for the arrest of the other 4 said to be on the run.

“The command has arrested 3 suspects. The arrest of these suspects was made on Saturday, 16th December 2017 at their various homes at Bantama. The three suspects and their 4 accomplices who are currently at large are all students….Two of the 3 arrested are in SHS 1 and the other in JHS 3,” she said.

It would be recalled that a two-minute, seventeen seconds videos of seven teenagers’ gang-raping another went viral on last weekend sparking public outrage with calls by the public and human rights activist to get those behind the dastardly act apprehended.

In the video, the victim is seen struggling with her abductors who take turns to unleash their unbridled libido on the helpless girl who at a point had bitten one of them in an attempt to free herself.

The eldest among them is seen urging the younger ones not to be afraid of laying the girl in question who at a point became weak and begged to be allowed alone.

Her captors who enjoyed the act appeared not to be moved by the pleas of the innocent girl who just laid at her back with her hands and legs fastened exhibiting a traumatized face.

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