HRRG lauds police for swift arrest of assault perpetrators on two minors; demands justice for victims

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The Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG), a media advocacy cum human rights non-governmental organization has commended the Ghana Police Service for their swift response in apprehending the main suspects who have been alleged of brutalizing two minors on the streets of Akuapem-Adawso in the North Municipality of the Eastern region.

The victims, both 14 years of age were reported to have been publicly and forcibly stripped naked and paraded on the streets over an alleged GHC100 theft and a mobile phone.

The shameful act was captured on a video which went viral showing the hands of the minors tied while being assaulted and paraded naked from the Tinkong stretch of the Koforidua -Mamfe highway to the Adawso township on the market day on October 29, 2021.

The attack triggered public outcry and condemnation including the police who reacted swiftly leading to the subsequent arrest of the prime suspects who are currently in their custody pending further investigations into the matter.

The swift move by the police in apprehending the prime suspects in the centre of the unfortunate incident has won the hearts of many including the Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) to respond.

In a statement signed by its Executive Director, Mr. Joseph Wemakor and copied to the press, he outrightly condemns the inhumane act perpetrated on the minors while applauding the efforts of the Ghana Police Service for their quick response in dealing with the matter resulting in immediate arrest of the alleged perpetrators.

It also called on the police to help demonstrate similar commitment it has exuded by expediting actions in probing the matter to ensure justice is served the victims and their families.

HRRG equally says it joins hand with the police service in cautioning the public to refrain from indiscriminately usurping the powers of the proper adjudicative arm of the state in proffering judgment and other punitive processes.

Read the full statement below:

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