Six people have been arrested for piercing a cane into the anus of an alleged thief who broke into a shop at Agogo in the Asante Akyem North Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The victim, identified as Enock, 16, is alleged to have broken into the shop but was caught and his hands and legs tied.
The six then forced a stick (cane) into his anus.
The bizarre act, which was recorded in a video, went viral on social media and led to the arrest of the perpetrators.
Speaking on Akoma FM‘s current affairs and political show GhanAkoma Monday, July 12, District Police Commander for Asante Akyem North Chief Superintendent Owusu Bempah explained that “after watching the video and upon thorough analysis with some natives of Agogo, we were able to identify the six perpetrators who were captured in the video and swiftly arrested them.”
C/Supt. Owusu Bempah further indicated that “one of the suspects named Francis Obeng Amoako aged 79 confessed and later claimed after inserting the stick into the victim’s anus, they untied him and then the victim removed the stick and left”.
Speaking on the matter later, the Konongo Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superitendent Shaibu named the perpetrators as Kofi Asadu, 29, Francis Obeng Amoako, 79, Obeng Mensah, 30, Osei Bonsu, 53, Boakye Dankwa, 65, and Kwasi Marfo, 24.
They have been charged for causing assault and have been remanded until next hearing on Tuesday, July 27.