Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Four men have been arrested in north-eastern Ghana for their alleged involvement in a viral video in which a woman was stripped naked and sexually assaulted as a crowd looked on.

The woman, believed to be from the Fulani community, was eventually able to free herself and run off.

The incident happened in the market of Zebilla, a town in Upper East Region where there have been long-standing tensions between semi-nomadic Fulani herders and local people.

The communities often quarrel over grazing rights for cattle and access to water. The tensions recently resulted in the killing of a young man from the town who was allegedly killed in a fight by Fulanis.

Local reports suggest the assault on the woman may have been in revenge for that killing.

Police described the incident as “inhumane and degrading” and said arrangements were being made to offer the woman psycho-social support.

The suspects in custody were also helping with inquiries to make further arrests, the police added.

By Joy

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