Bantama gang rapists convicted

By Kweku Antwi Jnr
Bantama gang rapists convicted
Bantama gang rapists convicted

A Kumasi Circuit Court has convicted the five persons involved in gang raping a teenager at Bantama, a suburb of Kumasi.

One of the suspects, Ernest Asare, who the court established was not a juvenile, has been handed a 7-year jail term with hard labour.

The remaining four, all minors, have been referred to a juvenile court for sentencing.

Counsel for the convicts, Yahaya Seidu, in an interview with Prime News Ghana moment after the ruling said, the four are currently in juvenile cells awaiting sentencing.

The five accused persons were convicted for defilement, conspiracy to commit crime and abetment.

The five accused persons were arrested in December 2017 after a video of their gang-raping of a teenager went viral.

Seven persons were spotted in the video but only five of them were arrested and processed before the court. Two of them are still at large.

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