A police officer with the Operations Unit of the Bono Regional Police Command has been arrested to aid investigations in a viral video he was captured sexually harassing a woman.
Victor Antwi Yeboah is said to be the police officer in the viral video. He is a General Lance Corporal.
In the video, he was seen touching the thighs of the female victim, who was screaming in the background asking what the officer was doing.
An investigation was launched into the incident by the Police Administration upon reviewing the video.
The police as well issued out a press release. It read:
“Preliminary investigation indicates that the male person involved in that shameful and despicable act is a Police officer stationed at the Regional Operations Unit, Bono Regional Police Command.”
He was arrested “for violating the dignity of the victim and is currently assisting the investigations”.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has reportedly reached out to the victim and “assured her of thorough police investigations”.
She has also been assured of other necessary support including psychological care and trauma therapy.
“The Police Administration further assures the victim and the public that full investigations will be conducted into the matter and the public will be updated in due course.
“We unreservedly apologise 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.”