Four persons, including a community police assistant and a teacher, who forced three senior high school students at Akomadan in the Ashanti Region to eat raw chicken they allegedly stole, have been arrested by the Police.
The three, who are students of the Akomadan SHS, had prepared the fowl they allegedly stole and were about to cook it in their hideout in the woods when they were arrested by the suspects.
A video of the incident showed the men threatening the students to eat the chicken raw to avoid the case being reported to their school authorities since that could lead to their expulsion.
The frightened students, two of who were handcuffed together by the community police assistant, then had no option but to eat the uncooked chicken. They were given water to drink in order to make the eating somewhat easy.
Police in the Ashanti Region said their attention was brought to the said video last Friday and their preliminary investigations revealed the incident happened at Akomadan.
The District Police Command was instructed by the Regional Police Command to conduct investigations into the case, leading to the arrest of the four suspects, including the community police assistant.
Ashanti Regional Police PRO, ASP Godwin Ahianyo, told ‘OTECFM ASEM BEBA DABI’ programme on Monday January 28, 2019 that the suspects will after investigations arraign the suspects on charges of assault.
“We investigated that piece of video footage and it happened that it was coming from Akomadan so the Regional Police Commander tasked the District Commander to initiate investigations into alleged assault on these students” he told the programme’s host Krobea Asante.
According to him, a number of suspects were picked up but “as we speak, four persons have been arrested and are in custody assisting in investigations.
“When you watch the video, you realise that two of the students were in handcuff so we then knew that it could either be a policeman involved or anybody else so when we investigated, it turned out that it was community police assistant. He’s also been picked and the commander,” he added.
ASP Ahianyo said during investigations, some names came up and the Police are doing everything possible to get those persons arrested.