3 convicted for forcing juveniles to chew raw meat

Akomadan District Court in the Offinso North District of Ashanti Region, has slapped GH¢3,000.00 fine on three of five accused of forcing some juveniles to chew raw fowl meat.

The three, Abukari Anaba, 57, Prince Antwi, 40, and Peter Owusu Aduomi, 41, were convicted on their own guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy to commit assault and assault during their second appearances at the court on Monday.

The court presided over by Mrs. Florence Baah, ordered the three to pay GHC¢ 1,000 each to the victims as compensation, and in default, they would go to jail for eight months in hard labor.

A bench warrant was issued by the court for the arrest of the other accused, Kwaku Antwi, 26, who is at large.

Meanwhile the other accused, Francis Osei, pleaded not guilty to the charges, and was granted bail of GH¢. 10,000, to re-appear before court on February 11, 2019.

Presenting the facts of the case, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Edmund Nyamekye, told the court that, the three victims, who are all students, were arrested by the accused for allegedly stealing a fowl on January 21, 2019.

The accused forced the juveniles to chew raw flow meat as their punishment, which was captured on video that went viral on social media, as they were seen chewing the raw meat and been provided with water to enable them to swallow the meat.

The video assisted the police to arrest and prosecute accused.

FROM FAUSTINA KWABEA OSEI, AKOMADAN

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