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Ofoase Ayirebi MP, DCE Visits 15-year-old Girl Flogged At Ofoase

The Member of Parliament for the Ofoase Ayirebi Constituency, who doubles as  Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and the Akyemansa District Chief Executive, Paul Asamoah have met the 15-year-old girl flogged by some hired boys, and her family.

The visit was part of the support system for the teenager to heal.

The teenager was flogged and manhandled on the orders of the step father for not sleeping home.

The lawmaker, following the visit, indicated the Police are still on a manhunt for the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

He assured the victim is getting regular support and is healing.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah went on to thank all those who have helped the healing process so far.

The victim, who is a Junior High School (JHS) pupil, has been left emotionally traumatised after being physically subjected to beatings and sexually harassed by two boys who were reportedly hired by her stepfather for sleeping outside.

The step-father, identified as Kofi Owusu, a farmer and her mother, Sarah Frimpong, allegedly hired the boys who whipped and fingered the little girl after stripping her naked.

The boys also took videos of her nakedness to share on social media all under the supervision of both her step-father and her biological mother.

The teenager was flogged and manhandled on the orders of the step father for not sleeping home.

Video recordings of the flogging incident was circulated on social media early June 2022.

15-year-old girl stripped ŋαkɛd, flogged by men hired by stepfather [Watch]

The action is said to be a violation on her rights as stated in the Children’s Act 1998 Section 13 subsection 1 and 2:

“No person shall subject a child to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. No correction of a child is justifiable which is unreasonable in kind or in degree according to age, physical and mental condition of the child and no correction is justifiable if the child by reason of tender age or otherwise is incapable of understanding the purpose of the correction.”

The Oda DOVVSU department is handling the case as manhunt for the perpetrators continue.

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