Family of Bantama rape victim reportedly slowing down police investigations

Family of Bantama rape victim reportedly slowing down police investigations

-A viral video of a young girl being molested sparks public outcry

-Family of victim stalling investigations making police work difficult

-Some of the culprits in the case have already been arraigned before court

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Reports have emerged that the family of the young girl who was filmed in a gang rape case which went viral are stalling on the case which has in effect, made the job of the police very difficult.

Family of Bantama rape victim reportedly slowing down police investigations

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According to a report sighted on Kasapafmonline, it has been alleged that the family of the young lady appear to be uninterested in following the case to the latter to ensure that justice was served.

A source in the Ashanti Regional Police Command speaking to Kasapafmonline revealed that the police had to send money for transport to the family of the victim in the form of mobile money before they could report to the police station yesterday.

It is however unclear why the family of the victim have decided to stall the matter and in effect, restrict the police from starting a full-blown investigation into the matter that has gained nation-wide attention.

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Since the 5-minute video went viral, the police have been able to arrest some of the culprits who were seen in the video and they have been arraigned before court.

The incident which has gained national attention has received varying views and comments from many people including state officials, celebrities and the general public.

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisa Djaba has called on the security agencies to check that the circulation of the video is stopped.

Many people have also shared their views on the type of punishment they deem fit for the culprits in the gang rape saga. Some have called for public flogging, others are pushing for a jail term. However, some people believe that jail was going to rather harden the young culprits.

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It is reported that the 2 of culprits in the video were in SHS and 1 was a JHS student.

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