Woman stripped naked, molested at Kumasi gets justice
A Kumasi Circuit court on Friday remanded into prison custody one of the key suspects in a case in which a 27-year old woman was stripped naked and molested publicly for stealing at Kejetia in Kumasi. Twenty eight year old Kwasi Gyamfi pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit crime to wit indecent assault charges with an explanation. But the court, presided by His Worship Adams Seidu remanded him into prison custody for two weeks to re-appear on March 15, 2017. Gyamfi is a driver who ply between Kumasi and Abuakwa and one of the key suspects in the case turned himself up to police on last Wednesday after being declared wanted by the police. It follows wild public condemnation after video of the assault on the lady went viral on social media. The accused is seen in that video as opening the thighs of the victim to the admiration of others in the video who are also being pursued by police. He told police in his caution statement he opened the thighs of the complainant because he admired a tattoo drawn in that sensitive part of the 27-year old woman. Police had granted bail to twenty-two others who were arrested in an earlier swoop. He admitted the offence in his caution statement to the police. Prosecuting, ACP Asumadu Okyere- Darko who also doubles as the Ashanti Regional Judicial Police Officer (JUPOL) pleaded with the court to remand the accused to enable police carry further investigations. The Ashanti Regional Police Command served notice it will go ahead and prosecute all persons found culpable to have assaulted and molested the 27-year old woman though the victim has since not showed up to assist in police investigations. Deputy Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Godwin Ahianyoh told Nhyiranews Wednesday the command has enough evidence to prosecute the matter in her absence.