General News Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Four girls from Britain and their teacher have reportedly been sexually assaulted at gunpoint on a school trip to Ghana.The victims were allegedly attacked in their hostel-style accommodation by a man with a rifle while on a trip as volunteers.
This was contained in a report YEN.com.gh sighted on Thesun.co.uk which was published on Sunday, December 9.
According to the report, the incident happened on Saturday night. A Ghanaian security guard was shot and seriously injured after trying to stop the sickening attack.
The pupils, aged 16 and 17, flew to Ghana on the trip that was meant to give them the “opportunity to experience life in a developing country”.
The girls and their teacher (names withheld) were reported to be recovering from their ordeal in a British hospital on Sunday night after flying back home on Sunday morning.
They were part of a larger group of ten schoolchildren who paid £1,200 (GHC7,600) each for the trip.
The school, which also cannot be named, partners a West African volunteering charity that supports disadvantaged Ghanaian children.
Pupils stayed in guesthouses within a “secure walled” compound and gardens a few minutes’ walk from a local beach. The dormitory-style rooms house up to six guests at a time.
A Ghanaian caretaker and private security team also live on the site in a separate staff block.
The UK Foreign Office is said to be providing support to the girls and is in close contact with local authorities.