3 arrested over viral 'gang rape' video

3 arrested over viral 'gang rape' video

-The police in the Ashanti Region have arrested three young men in connection with a viral video of them sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

-The three are part of the five people wanted by the police over the matter

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Three young men believed to have ganged raped a teenage girl and filmed it with two other suspects have been arrested by the police in the Ashanti Region, reports suggest.

3 arrested over viral 'gang rape' video

A video of the unfortunate incident which has been circulating on social media since Sunday garnered national attention with many Ghanaians condemning the young men's behaviour.

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Later reports suggested that the incident happened at Bantama in the Ashanti regional capital of Kumasi and that the victim was an 18-year-old girl.

The police service in a swift response issued a statement declaring their intention to investigate the matter to the fullest.

Their swift intervention seem to have paid off with the arrest of the three suspects by Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ashanti Regional Police Command.

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The victim who is reported to have undergone medical examination at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has also been invited to assist in investigations.

Assembly Member for the Bantama Electoral area, Kwame Ofori, who confirmed the incident urged the Police to bring the culprits to book in order to serve as a deterrent to others.

“It is true that the incident occurred, and as the Assembly man, I urge various stakeholders not to take this issue lightly. I am very shocked by this incident because I never thought it could happen. I am following up on this case keenly. I urge the Police Service to take up this matter and thoroughly investigate it. The punishment handed out to the culprits should serve as a deterrent to others", he told Citi FM.

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