24 Arrested For Assaulting Woman In Kumasi

Police in the Ashanti Region capital, Kumasi, have arrested 24 men suspected to be involved in the stripping and beating of a lady accused of theft at Adum, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

This is after the woman reported the assault to the police. The 24 suspects are currently in the custody of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Kumasi. 

According to police sources, a screening exercise is expected to take place to identify those who took part in the mob action.

A video circulating on social media, detailed this instance mob justice from last Friday, which saw some men beat the woman in the streets, with some of them attempting to insert their feet into her vagina, until she lost consciousness.

The woman was allegedly caught attempting to steal GH¢1,100 from a shop owner in the PZ Area in Adum, Kumasi.

Her whereabouts, since reporting the incident to the police are unknown.

A number of groups have condemned the action of the mob including pressure group, OccupyGhana who have demanded that police arrest, and prosecute to the full extent of the law, persons in the video seen stripping and sexually assaulting a woman.

The Police administration, since the incident in Kumasi, assured it was employing the use of technology to arrest and prosecute

“The Police has commenced an exercise, employing the use of modern technology, including cameras to arrest and prosecute all persons who take the law into their own hands and exact instant justice,” a statement from the Police Service said.