Soldiers who beat 16-year-old boy released

Soldiers who beat 16-year-old boy released

The police have released the soldiers who were arrested for beating a 16-year-old boy - whom they accused of stealing a mobile phone - until he became unconscious.

 

Soldiers who beat 16-year-old boy released

Christopher Bama, the victim of the brutalities

The public relations officer of the Northern Regional Police Command, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, told Accra-based Citi FM that the police released them to the military authorities after granting them police inquiry bail.

According to him, one of the suspects mentioned that some other soldiers were involved in the assault on Christopher Bama.

He said when the victim recovers, he would help identify all those who were involved.

Meanwhile Christopher has been referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

The victim's lawyer, Francis Xavier Sosu, said his client was showing signs of disorder and expressed hope that some form of psychiatric treatment would help him recover.

The Chronicle newspaper reported on Thursday that the victim, Christopher Bama, was beaten until he fell unconscious by two soldiers with the Tamale Airborne Force, who accused him of stealing a mobile phone

According to the report, Corporal Atuahene and Collins Agyei Boamah, handcuffed and hanged the boy on a mango tree, after which they subjected him to beatings until he fell unconscious.

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