A 17-year-old boy seen raping a girl, 13, in Talensi in the Upper East Region in a video that has gone viral has been arrested. His 20-year-old accomplice, who is said to have filmed the act, is being searched by the police.
According to the Upper East Regional Director of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service, David Kofi Gyabaa, the incident happened two months ago at Gbani, a mining community in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.
He said the two boys – one 17 years and the other about 20 years – raped the school dropout. The 17-year-old was involved in the act while the 20-year-old filmed it, giving out further instructions to the boy. 3news.com’s Rabiu Tanko Mohammed explained that during the act, as played out in the video, the girl had difficulties because she was a virgin and was screaming while begging for mercy in Talen, a language spoken in the area, but the boy ignored her plea.
According to Mr Gyabaa, the boy was arrested after police investigations but is on bail for further investigations. He said the docket will be sent to the Attorney General’s office on Friday. Meanwhile, the victim has gone through counseling and medical examination and she is well.