A police general lance corporal, who was captured in a video, sexually harassing a woman in a vehicle has appeared before the Sunyani District Court ‘B’ to answer criminal charges.
General Lance Corporal Victor Antwi Yeboah with service number 51530, has been slapped with charges of assault, contrary to Section 84 of the Criminal Offences Act 29, and indecent assault, contrary to Section 103 of the Criminal Offences Act 29.
The court, which was presided over by Eric Denning ordered that he should be held in police custody.
General Lance Corporal Antwi Yeboah, stationed at the regional operations unit of the Bono Regional Police Command, has denied any wrongdoing and he would be making his next appearance, come tomorrow, Wednesday, December 1.
Alongside, his prosecution in court, he is also going to face internal disciplinary action.
According to a press statement issued and signed by the Director General of Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwesi Ofori, police internal discipline processes have also commenced against Lance Corporal Antwi Yeboah, who has been seen in a video in a police uniform sexually harassing a female in a car.
The police administration caused his arrest at the weekend for violating the dignity of the victim.
A police statement confirming the arrest of the officer said the “Police Administration had seen a video in which a person in a police uniform is captured sexually harassing a female in a car.
The video was subsequently reviewed after which an investigation was launched to identify, who this, offending police officer was.
Their preliminary investigation has established that the person involved in the unwelcome and unwanted sexual advances is a police officer stationed at the regional operations unit, Bono regional police command.
The statement described what the general lance corporal was seen doing in the video as “shameful and despicable”.
It added that General Lance Corporal Antwi Yeboah, has been arrested for violating the dignity of the victim and was currently assisting the investigations”.
According to the statement, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has reached out and spoken directly to the woman.
He has assured her that the police administration would ensure thorough investigations and provide her with any other necessary police support, including psychological care and trauma therapy.
“We unreservedly apologize to the affected woman in particular for what she experienced and to the public at large since the matter affects the very moral foundation of our country.”
The statement underlined the determination of the police administration to see to it that full investigation was conducted into the matter and the public updated.
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