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16 granted bail over Wa flogging incident; rioting

The Wa circuit court in the Upper East region has granted bail to all the three persons suspected to have been involved in the flogging of the two lovers whose sex tapes went viral on social media.

The court, presided over by His Honour Jonathan Avogo, also ordered the release of some 13 others who were alleged to be among some rampaging youth group that besieged the Upper West Regional Police Headquarters following the arrest of the persons that sanctioned the flogging.

ASP Reynolds Manteaw, the Upper West Regional crime officer told journalists that the suspects were arrested in two batches.

“The first batch is the three suspects in connection with the flogging. The second batch is the rioters. The court has granted the three suspects bail with five sureties and a cash amount of GH¢3,000,” he clarified.

All the suspects are set to reappear in court on Monday, June 13, 2022.

The release of the suspects has brought uneasy calm to Wa in the Upper West Region.

Background

Earlier, twenty-five persons were picked up in Wa for besieging the regional Police headquarters following the arrest of the culprits of the flogging incident.

They were demanding the release of Bushiran Khadir,34, a phone repairer, Issahaku Mahama,70, and Naa Sidiki Osman,52 who were seen in the viral video flogging two lovers whose sex tape had gone viral on social media.

The suspects allegedly destroyed some items at the Police station and street lights in their protest.

Morris Banaawini who reported on Dwaboase on TV XYZ that the invasion of the police headquarters was because the suspects acted on the orders of the Wa Naa.

He said the Chief had instructed that culprits of such acts be lashed since leaked sex tapes had become rampant in the region.

“The sex tape in question is the eleventh one that has gone viral on social media in the region that is the reason the lovers were lashed,” he said.

He said instead of 150 lashes, each of the lovers was given 20 lashes at the forecourt of the Wa Naa’s Palace.

 

By Henryson Okrah|Myxyzonline.com

 

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