Gang-rape Suspects Face Juvenile Court
The case involving the three teenagers who were arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a young girl at Bantama, in the Ashanti Region, will be heard by a Juvenile Court on Wednesday, December 19, 2017.
According to the prosecution, the case, which was supposed to have been heard today [Tuesday], had to be postponed due to the absence of some relevant stakeholders expected to be in the at the in-camera sitting.
Proceedings will be in-camera because the suspects are juveniles.
Relatives of some of the suspects trooped to the Asokwa District Court One to witness proceedings, which could not come off.
The suspects were in a somber mood when they were brought into the courtroom, and have since been taken back into police custody.
The three boys were arrested on Saturday after a video, which allegedly showed them and four others, sexually assaulting a girl, went viral, and was met with widespread criticism from the Ghanaian public.
The Police confirmed the arrests at a press conference stating that, the suspects are Junior High School and Senior High School students, but refused to reveal their ages.
The whereabouts of the four accomplices are still unknown.
“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.
Care for the victim
Citi News sources say the victim is currently at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital undergoing a medical examination.
ASP Juliana Obeng said the victim is cooperating with the Police in its investigation into the matter.
By: Hafiz Tijani & Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana
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