The police have launched a manhunt for four students of the University of Ghana who are alleged to be involved in the molestation of one Amina Haruna, suspected to be a serial thief, at the Legon Campus.
They are Edward Tutor, Alexander Aryee, Benedicta Boamah Brohim and Jason Boamah Amponsah, who are among some thirty-six names handed over to the police by the school’s authority for screening.
The four students who featured prominently in the indecency, as captured on video, failed to appear before the police.
Although end-of-semester examinations are in session, the four have failed to sit for the papers, giving indication they may have absconded.
The Acting Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Cephas Arthur, has said that contrary to media reports that the four had absconded from police custody, the four never appeared for interrogation.
He stressed that the police would do everything possible within its mandate to ensure that the four did not elude the law.
Amina Haruna, a petty trader on the Legon Campus of the University of Ghana, was allegedly arrested on Thursday March 31, 2011, by a number of male students of the Mensah Sarbah Hall who brutalized her until she was rendered stark naked.
Her dress, pant and brassiere were shredded as some students inserted their fingers and phones into her vagina despite her pleas for leniency.
Amina said the humiliation and the dehumanizing treatment meted out to her caused her to bleed and lose her suitor.
The Legon Police told DAILY GUIDE earlier that Amina was arrested twice by the students and was once arraigned but jumped bail when the court granted her bail.
A warrant was then issued for her arrest but the police were unsuccessful until the unfortunate incident.
The Legon Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Frank Anning, said that while the students faced the court for their crime, Anima would also be arraigned to face charges for her own crime, stressing the law had no place for both offenders and those who took the law into their own hands. He also warned the public against indignant and instant justice.
Meanwhile, nine of the students- Wiredu Attah, Tornu Mark Dickson, Morris Awuregya, Nana Osei Asiamah, Gideon Agyei Ayiridaga, Aboyadana Amobilla, Afeatse Godfred, Evans Addai Boateng and Obed Banini- were arraigned and charged with indecent assault.
They however pleaded not guilty and were granted to a GH¢9000 bail. They are to reappear on Monday May 30, 2011.
Source Daily Guide