A 15-year-old Class Six girl has been flogged while almost naked by two men contracted by her stepfather.
Her ‘crime’ was failing to sleep at home.
The incident occurred at Ofoase in the Akyemansa District of the Eastern Region.
The video sighted by 3news.com shows two young men getting hold of the 15-year-old while she was brushing her teeth.
She was forcefully stripped naked, beaten and her private part manhandled on the orders of her stepfather as a punishment. All this was being recorded.
The victim later narrated: “I went to sleep at my friend’s house. I was brushing my teeth when the boys poured water on me and started beating me on the orders of my father because I didn’t sleep at home. One said if I have had sex with her, they wouldn’t have beaten me. The other inserted pepper in my private part. I promised to report them to the police, but my stepfather was not bothered.”
The Ofoase Ayerebi District Police Commander, Superintendent George Bawa, confirmed the case.
“Yes, we have such a case. We took the child to the hospital. She is doing well.”
Asked if the perpetrators of the act have been arrested, he said they were yet to make an arrest.
“They are still at large, the matter has currently been taken over by the Oda Dovsu Command.”
The Children’s Act 1998 Section 13 (1&2) is clear on the child’s right to protection from torture and correction limit.