A video, which captured some men beating and stripping the alleged female thief naked, went viral on social media a few weeks ago.
The incident had angered some Ghanaians who complained about the Gender Ministry’s delay in swiftly taking action on the incident.
But the Minister had described criticisms against her ministry as unjustifiable.
She explained that her Ministry refused to respond as soon the incident occurred because the details available at the time were scanty.
“I understand some people are saying we did not respond on time; it is a criminal act and you cannot get up and respond without knowing the details. An allegation has been made. Whether it is true or not, it is not for anybody to be the judge…you don’t have the right to judge that person. The law says you are innocent until proven guilty.So it is a process, you cannot get up and start talking about things you don’t know. You don’t know until we work on it.”