Bantama gang-rape perpetrators cry in "adult" court

Bantama gang-rape perpetrators cry in "adult" court

- A Kumasi circuit court has postponed the trial of the Bantama gang-defilers

- The postponement left all boys or men break down in tears

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A gang of teenage boys or men who collectively defiled a fellow teenage girl at Bantama have been dragged to court once again as part of moves to seek justice for the gang defilement.

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These boys or men had their ages questioned during their first appearance in a juvenile court but the Kumasi Circuit Court postponed the case to February 7th 2018. This court ruling, is said to have left all three boys or men crying as a postponement of the court case will meaning extending their stay in the prison cell.

The suspects were referred to a higher court after appearing before the Asokwa Juvenile Court. In December 2017, the suspects were arrested over a seven-member gang-rape scandal that occurred in Bantama.

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The emergence of the video sparked a huge public outrage and the police moved quickly to arrest the three while they hunt for some others. Appearing before an Asokwa District Court 1, the presiding judge Mr Peter Oppong Boahen remanded the three who are juveniles themselves in order to allow their guardians or parents to be present in court before their pleas are taken.

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