The Police have arrested 25 people in Wa for attempting to forcefully rescue three suspects in Police custody for flogging the lovers in the Wa leaked sex tape that went viral.
The suspects were part of a mob, which besieged the Wa Police Station on Wednesday, June 01, 2022, to demand the release of Sidiki Osman, Bushiran Khigir, and Issahaku Mahama who were arrested earlier in the day and were in Police custody.
These were contained in a press release signed by Police Chief Inspector, Grace Ansah-Akrofi, of the Public Affairs.
It said the irate mob pelted the charge office and adjoining offices with stones and other implements, adding that the youth also set vehicle tyres ablaze on some major streets in the Municipality.
“In addition, they emptied the contents of dust bins on these roads and caused damage to some streetlights and poles as well as some private property along these roads. The rioting mob also blocked the major streets, obstructing the free movement of vehicles,” the press release said.
“We find the mob action which was calculated to derail the course of justice for the victims who were flogged in the Wa viral video unacceptable, and we condemn it in no uncertain terms.”
Aside paying for the fines of petty offenders, Crime Check Foundation (CCF) has introduced programmes including the latest ‘Stay Away From Trouble’ as part of its crime prevention advocacy project.
Through these programmes CCF cautions the general public against acts that could land them in trouble in a bid to curb crime.
The Foundation screens one-on-one interviews with prison inmates bringing to bear acts that landed them in prison and the difficulties they face in custody.
It has also paid the fines of many petty offenders for their release and integrated them into society
It said all the suspects and others who would be arrested in the course of investigations and found culpable would be arraigned.