16-year-old boy allegedly tortured over alleged pilfery
Story: Kwame Owusu Asante Shadrack
A 16-year-old boy is currently battling for his life at the St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu after being assaulted by a group of people at Assin Adiembra.
The juvenile, (name withheld) was said to have been wrongfully accused of stealing ¢4,000.00 belonging to a woman called Abena Mansa who lives in the same community as the victim.
The father of the victim, Michael Nkum pointing out the victim’s ordeal to Angel Fm/TV Reporter Kwame Owusu Asante Shadrack indicated that even though the victim had denied the allegation, the suspected woman Abena Mansa did not heed the victim’s word.
“But instead joined forces with three well-built men to force a confession out of the victim”.
According to the father, the victim’s hand was tied to his back together with plastic chairs parked in one of the rooms of the suspect and subsequently subjected him to severe torture.
“The victim was seen being slapped from left to right coupled with insults and items used to torture him include shockers”, according to the father, Mr. Nkum.
“As a result, the victim sustained bruises on his eyes and body which landed him at the hospital”.
Surprisingly, the following day, the woman called the father of the victim and confessed that she had found the money in her room so he should forgive her.
The matter has since been reported to the police for action.
The Assin Fosu Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit confirmed the incident to Shadrack and said steps had been taken to get the perpetrators arrested.