Ghana Police Service says it has arrested 25 persons for attempting to force the release of three suspects. These suspects were picked up by the service in connection to the viral video where a young man and a girl were seen flogged due to a leaked sex tape.
The flogging of the young man and woman was as a result of a viral sex video which circulated widely in the Wa municipality that got the general public condemning the act.
According to the Ghana Police Service the 25 persons were part of a mob who stormed the Wa Police station on Wednesday evening to forcibly release the 3 in police custody.
“The irate mob pelted the charge office and adjoining offices with stones and other implements. The youth also set vehicle tyres ablaze on some major streets in the municipality. In addition, they emptied the contests of dust bins on these roads and caused damage to some streets lights and poles as well as some private properties along these roads,” a police release noted.
The Ghana Police Service again in the statement noted “We find the mob action which was calculated to derail the course of justice for the victims who were flogged in the Wa viral video”. The Ghana Police Service says it deemed the flogging as unacceptable and condemn it in no uncertain terms.
Sidiki Osman, Bushiran Khigir and Issahaku Mahama where the 3 persons picked up and were in police custody.