Six persons have been arrested for allegedly penetrating a cane into the anus of an alleged thief who broke into a shop in Agogo, Asante Akyem North Municipality in the Ashanti Region.
The victim identified as Enock, 16, is alleged to have broken into the shop to steal but was caught. Hishands and legs tied after which 6 people forced a stick into his anus.
The act, which was recorded in a video went viral on social media and led to the arrest of the perpetrators.
Speaking on Akoma FM’s current affairs and political show GhanAkoma on Monday, July 12, District Police Commander for Asante Akyem North Chief Superintendent, Owusu Bempah explained that, “after watching the video and upon thorough analysis with some natives of Agogo, we were able to identify the six perpetrators who were captured in the video and swiftly arrested them.”
C/Supt. Bempah further said, ‘one of the suspects named Francis Amoako, aged 79, confessed and later claimed that after inserting the stick into the victim’s anus, they untied him and the victim removed the stick and left.”
The six perpetrators are named; Kofi Asadu,29, Francis Obeng Amoako, 79, Obeng Mensah, 30, Osei Bonsu, 53, Boakye Dankwa, 65, and Kwasi Marfo, 24.
The six perpetrators have been charged for causing assault and have been remanded until next hearing on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.