Regional News Sun, 22 May 2022

Student nearly lynched by watchdog committee while returning from evening classes

A 17-year-old Form three pupil at Breman Nwomaso in the Central Region has escaped death after the Community’s watchdog Committee members nearly lynched him while returning from evening classes around 10 pm.

According to the victim, he and his colleagues were returning from evening classes when they met over ten Community watchdog members wielding guns, cutlasses, catapults and pepper spray, which got his friends terrified and they run away.

He told Kasapa News' Yaw Boagyan in an interview that said since they were returning from evening classes, he decided to explain where they wew coming from since he knows them but they rather held him and gave him six slaps.

They dragged and tied him on a light pole with about five different ropes.

He said, after they fired warning shots, they used the back of the cutlass to beat him, stripped him naked and gave him several stokes with sticks.

According to victim, he collapsed and the next thing he saw was that he was on a bed at the Our Lady of Grace Government Hospital at Breman Asikuma receiving treatment.

Checks on his body revealed many marks of assault on his buttocks, leg, hands and his back.

Meanwhile, the mother of the victim, Abena Kenkeba said his son is really suffering as he cannot sleep at night due to severe body pains.

She claimed the watchdog committee members after tying her son on a pole and beating him till daybreak, collected an amount of GH¢50 before releasing him.

“I think my son was already on their wanted list for no apparent reason because I don’t understand why he should be beaten mercilessly when he has not committed any crime,” she said.

The matter has been reported to the Breman Asikuma Police for investigation.
Source: kasapafmonline.com