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Court remands Police officer for allegedly harassing a female victim in a car

Prosecutors of the Ghana Police Service today, Monday, November 29, 2021, placed No.51530 General Lance Corporal Victor Antwi Yeboah of the Bono Regional Police Command, before the Sunyani District Court B to face charges of assault contrary to Section 84 of the Criminal Offences Act 29 and indecent assault contrary to Section 103 of the Criminal Offences Act 29.

The court presided over by His Worship Eric Denning has remanded the suspect into Police custody to reappear on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 after he pleaded not guilty to two charges.

A statement signed by ACP Kwesi Ofori said internal disciplinary processes of the Ghana Police Service have also started in this regard.

Background

The Police Service has arrested General Lance Corporal Victor Antwi Yeboah, who was captured in a video sexually harassing a female in a vehicle.

A press release signed by Director General of Public Affairs, ACP Kwesi Ofori, indicating the arrest, revealed that General Lance Corporal Victor Antwi Yeboah who is stationed at the Regional Operations Unit of the Bono Regional Police Command had violated the dignity of the victim.

According to the Service, this was determined after preliminary investigations into the matter.

“The Police Administration has seen a video in which a person in a Police uniform was captured allegedly sexually harassing a female in a car. On reviewing the video, the Police Administration immediately launched an investigation into the accident.

“Preliminary investigation indicates that the male person involved in that shameful and despicable act is a Police officer stationed at the Regional Operations Unit, Bono Regional Police Command,” parts of the statement read.

The viral video sighted by Myjoyonline.com shows the Police officer touching the thighs of the victim with his lips and hand while she registers her displeasure over the incident. He threatens to slap her.

She screams: “What are you doing? Are you touching me?” and the Police officer replies: “I will slap you.. we are not doing anything…and you are naked and I am touching.”

Source: Kasapafmonline.com

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