Former Deputy Minister Joseph Yammin blames Free SHS for viral 'gang rape' video case

Former Deputy Minister Joseph Yammin blames Free SHS for viral 'gang rape' video case

-Former Deputy Minister for Ashanti Region, Joseph Yammin has pointed to the Free SHS policy as the cause of the recent 'gang rape' whose view has gone viral.

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A former deputy minster of the Ashanti Region, Joseph Yammin has reportedly attributed the gang rape incident in Kumasi which's video has gone viral, to the implementation of the Free Senior High School (FSHS) educational policy.


Ghanaians woke up on Monday morning to the news of a 'gang rape' video circulating on social media.

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In the video, five boys were seen forcing themselves on a girl of similar age in turns while she tried unsucessufly to resist them.

Later reports emerged that the incident happened at Bantama in the Ashanti regional capital of Kumasi and that the victim, said to be 18 years had been admitted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital over the incident.

The police moved swiftly and have so far arrested three of the suspects.

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Taking to social media to comment on the development, Mr Yammin who is also the NDC's Ashanti Regional Secretary literally suggested that the suspects committed the dastardly act because they were beneficiaries of the Free SHS programme.

"Three of the boys are FSHS beneficiaries, are you?", an account purported to be his posted as a comment on Facebook.

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It is not yet known what he really meant by his comment but many have condemned him out rightly.

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