A 16-year-old boy is currently battling for his life at the St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu after being assaulted and tortured by a gang of men and women at Assin Adiembra.
The juvenile, whose name has been withheld, was wrongfully accused of stealing GH¢4,000 from a woman named Madam Abena Mansa who lives in the same community as the victim.
The father of the victim, Michael Nkum pointing out the child’s ordeal to Angel Fm/TV Reporter Kwame Owusu Asante Shadrack, indicated that even though the victim had denied the allegation Madam Abena Mansa did not heed his word.
She instead joined forces with 3 well-built men to coerce the victim to confess.
In a video available to Angelonline.com.gh, the victim was seen with hands tied behind him to a pile of plastic chairs parked in one of the separate rooms of the suspect from where he was subjected to torture.
The victim was seen being slapped from left and right with a rain of insults falling on him by the bystanders. Items used to torture him include shockers, according to Mr Nkum.
As a result, the victim sustained bruises on his eyes and body which landed him at the hospital.
The following day Madam Abena Mansa who claimed the boy had stolen the GH¢4000 called the father of the victim and confessed that she had found the money in her room so he should forgive her.
“So had she not found the money, I would have been indebted to her,” the victim’s father expressed, adding “the manner in which the boy was beaten is disturbing”.
The matter has since been reported to the police for action against the woman and all the suspects involved.
Assin Fosu Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), confirming the incident, said steps have been taken to get the perpetrators arrested.