A Ghanaian police officer, General Lance Corporal Victor Antwi Yeboah has been granted bail after being arraigned in court following a viral video of him sexually harassing a lady in a vehicle.
The incident occurred on Friday, November, 26, 2021, when Yeboah and two other colleagues were assigned on night patrol duties. At about 3:00am, the police officers were said to have extended their tour to Fiapre roundabout near the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR).
Upon reaching the roundabout, they saw an unregistered Toyoto Corolla parked few metres away from the roundabout along the road leading to Berlin-Top with the parking lights on. They reportedly moved towards the car to find out if there were occupants in it and what they were doing.
The team claimed they saw a man having sexual intercourse with a female in the front passenger seat. In an attempt to arrest them, L CpL Yeboah held the victim and searched where the victim was sitting, but did not find anything.
Yeboah then reportedly started touching the thighs of the victim and tried fingering her while saying “you are naked, you are naked” amidst resistance from her.
The harassment continued for a while and the victim together with the boyfriend were eventually arrested for the offences of gross indecency and sent to the Sunyani Municipal Police Station where they reported the matter for further investigation. The victim and the boyfriend were cautioned and admitted to enquiry bail.
However at about 2:00pm on the same day, the regional police command saw a viral video of Lance CpL Yeboah indecently assaulting the victim and subsequently set the necessary investigations into the matter, leading to his arrest.
During interrogation, the police officer admitted to touching the thighs of the victim, but explained that he did not do it with any bad intention.
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Confusion as security operatives exchange blows during Buhari’s Kaduna visit
There was confusion when security agents exchanged blows while President Muhammadu Buhari was commissioning Kawo bridge in the heart of Kaduna state, city, on Thursday.
President Buhari arrived in Kaduna State to commission projects executed by the State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
The projects are in Kafanchan, Kaduna and Zaria.
Shortly after his return from Kafacnchan, the President commissioned the Kawo bridge.
However, an altercation among security operatives attached to the President and those based in Kaduna resulted in exchange of blows.
Trouble started when some operatives of the Department of State Services blocked the road to Kawo bridge soon after the President who mounted the bridge.
Governor El-Rufai, who had earlier alighted from his vehicle, rode in the President’s convoy to the bridge.
The security agents, who barred journalists and other dignitaries from accessing Kawo bridge, blocked the road after El-Rufai and the President were on the bridge.
However, El-Rufai’s Aide-De-Camp insisted that the governor’s official vehicle must be allowed access.
Daily Trust reports that the President’s security aides stood their ground and this resulted in not just an altercation but exchange of blows.
Eventually, the governor’s vehicle was given access.
Two die, five injured as truck crushes motorcycle in Cross River
The Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed the death of two persons in an accident in the early hours of Thursday in Nko community, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The Public Education Officer of the Corps in Cross River State, Mark Ajuka, confirmed the death of the victims in an interview.
Ajuka, a Superintendent Route Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria that five persons were also injured in the crash that involved a truck and a motorcycle.
He said that investigation revealed that the crash was caused by a brake failure from the truck driver.
He said: “The accident occurred early this morning in Nko community, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River.
“The deceased have been evacuated from the scene of the crash, while those injured were taken to the General Hospital in Ugep for treatment.”
An eyewitness, James Eteng, told the NAN that the tragic incident occurred at St. Pius Primary School in Nko community.
“Today is a black Thursday for us in Nko community.
“We have lost a son and a daughter in an accident that occurred this morning.
“As we speak, the whole community is in mourning mood, we can only console with the family to bear the irreparable loss.”