Initially, the Police arrested three (3) persons in connection with a viral video in which some people were seen publicly flogging two people at the forecourt of the Wa Naa’s Palace.
The suspects, Sidiki Osman, Bushiran Khigir and Issahaku Mahama, were arrested with the support of the Wa Naa and some community members. The three will be taken through the due process of the law.
The Police then started pursuing the remaining suspects to arrest them to face justice.
Subsequently, Sixteen males and two females were arrested yesterday Wednesday, June 1 by the Upper West Regional Police Command when about a thousand aggrieved youth in the Wa Municipality besieged the Regional Police Command to demand the release of three persons who were in custody for their involvement in the flogging of two lovers in viral sex leaked video.
The Crime Officer of the Upper West Regional Police Command, ACP Reynolds Manteaw disclosed to Alfred Ocansey on 3FM Sunrise Morning Show, Thursday 2 June 2022 that the arrested persons will be arraigned before the court today.
According to ACP Manteaw, the irate youth besieged the station around 9:45 PM on Wednesday 1 June 2022 pelting stones at the Police Officers and anything in sight. The youth also blocked streets and burnt car tires in protest of the arrest of the three suspects.
The police on Wednesday, June 1 announced the arrest of three persons seen in the video flogging the lady and gentleman.
“The suspects, Sidiki Osman, Bushiran Khigir and Issahaku Mahama were arrested with the support of the Wa Naa and some community members,” the police said.
“Calm has been restored and there were no casualties because the Police were professional in handling the situation” ACP Reynolds Manteaw stated.
The police have also assured that without fear or favor, they will arrest or invite whoever they think can furnish them with information to aid their investigation.