Police in the Ashanti Region are yet to establish the real ages of the suspects they arrested in connection with the Bantama sexual assault video that went viral.
According to the prosecution, the case, which was supposed to have been heard on Tuesday, had to be postponed to today[Wednesday] due to the absence of some relevant stakeholders expected to be at the in-camera hearing.
[contextly_sidebar id=”0RKZYSWaHA59G48x49g6tQXpJEweLQTt”]Police say the ages given by the suspects are still a subject for investigations, although it is quite clear that they are minors.
According to the Head of Legal and Prosecution at the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ACP Okyere Darko, the three suspects have been charged with rape and sexual assault.
ACP Darko, who declined speaking on record, told Citi News that two of the suspects mentioned their ages to be 16 and 17.
He said the Police are however investigating to ascertain their real ages.
Citi News sources say, the police have since identified parents of the traumatized victim who was reportedly evasive in opening up during the investigation process.
The sources added that, the victim is receiving special care from the police, and is undergoing medical examination.
The incident, which has taken centre stage in public discussions, has received widespread condemnation.
The three boys were arrested on Saturday after a video, which allegedly showed them and four others, sexually assaulting a girl, went viral, and was met with widespread criticism from the Ghanaian public.
The Police confirmed the arrests at a press conference stating that, the suspects are Junior High School and Senior High School students, but could not reveal their ages.
The whereabouts of the four accomplices are still unknown.
By: Hafiz Tijani/citifmonline.com/Ghana