COVID-19 lockdown: 17-year-old girls 'arrested' by police confess they were going to visit a boyfriend (video)

COVID-19 lockdown: 17-year-old girls 'arrested' by police confess they were going to visit a boyfriend (video)

- Three teenage girls around the age of 17 were held by the police at Abeka Lapaz on their way to visit the boyfriend of one of them amid the partial lockdown

- The teenagers were stopped by the police detailed to enforce the lockdown directive in that part of Accra

- UTV spoke to the teenagers after they were held by the police

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Some three teenage girls around the age of 17 were held by the police detailed at Abeka Lapaz in Accra to ensure compliance of the lockdown due to the coronavirus.

In a video clip making rounds on social media, the teenagers, who disclosed that they reside in Odorkor revealed that they were en route to visit a male colleague.

Two of the girls claimed they were just escorting their female friend who was on her way to visit her boyfriend.

According to the first girl who spoke in an interview with UTV, she was only escorting her female friend.

The main girl, 17, who was the reason the police stopped them confirmed that she was on her way to stay with her boyfriend until the lockdown was over.

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She revealed that she has been in the relationship with her boyfriend for quite some time and intended returning home but not until things returned to normalcy.

All three girls, who claimed they were on their way to Madina were stopped by the police for breaking the lockdown directive imposed by President Akufo-Addo due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The girls were sighted sitting on a pavement along the Abeka Lapaz road after they were held by the police.

They spoke to UTV in the video.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information has reported that Ghana has 641 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of April 16, 2020.

In other news, a military man has reportedly shot a motor rider at the COVID-19 Barrier at Doboro near Nsawam.

The military man is part of the combined security personnel charged to ensure strict compliance of the lockdown at the barrier.

He reportedly shot the rider three times Friday morning, April 17, 2020. An eyewitness, who was at the scene recounted the incident.

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