Six men have been arrested and jailed to 40 days imprisonment after a video which went viral on social media shows a young boy being flogged mercilessly by these men.
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These six culprits are also to pay a fine of GHC1,200 each to the court, Bullu Adjei, Alfred Ban in Obboye, Kwasi Kah, Stephen Tando, David Amankwah and Nana Adu will serve an extra 90 days if they failed to.
A Magistrate court in Enchi in the Western Region presided the case. Lordship Worship Eric Baah Boateng rule that the convict should compensate the young boy, Stephen Koomson with an extra ¢1,000.00
The court action comes on the back of a complaint made by the victim against the men to the Enchi Police, following which they were arrested.
After investigating the matter, the Police found the perpetrators culpable and therefore arraigned them before the court for prosecution.
They have begun serving their term at the Tarkwa Prison.
It would be recalled that a video of a young man being beaten by four men for allegedly flouting the directives of the Chief of Enchi went viral on social media a fortnight ago.
He was said to have been flogged on the others of the chief, Nana Beyeeman Tano Kwaw Benhuin III, but that assertion has been denied by the Elders of the town who claimed the action was not sanctioned by the Chief as he had no knowledge of it.
The viral video was met with huge public outrage as many condemned the violation of the victim’s human rights.