- The parents of a 17-year-old girl who was held by the police while on her way to visit her boyfriend have addressed the incident
- The 17-year-old girl was arrested together with two other female friends at Abeka Lapaz
- Her parents spoke to UTV
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The parents of a 17-year-old girl who was held together with her two female friends by the police while on their way to visit her boyfriend have addressed the incident.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the teenage girls were held by the police detailed to ensure compliance of the lockdown at Abeka Lapz in Accra.
In a video clip that emerged online, the girls were captured sitting on a pavement on the road during an interview with UTV.
Two of the girls claimed they were just escorting one of them who was on her way to visit her boyfriend.
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Following the previous interview, UTV followed up to Odorkor Tipper, where the parents of the main girl involved in the incident live.
Explaining her daughter's action, the mother of seven, revealed that on the day her daughter left the house, they all sat together to eat after they prepared food in the morning.
She said her daughter took her bath after eating and informed her that she was stepping out briefly but she cautioned her not to go due to the lockdown but she defied her advice.
The woman disclosed that she only got to know that her daughter had been arrested by the police after one of her children rushed to the house to inform her about the incident.
Father of the 17-year-old girl also also spoke to UTV.
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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