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Police officer who sexually harassed woman in vehicle arrested

A Police officer captured in a video allegedly sexually harassing a female victim in a vehicle has been arrested.

The police, in a statement signed by the Director General of Police Public Affairs, ACP Kwesi Ofori, confirmed the arrest on Saturday, 27 November, 2021.

The police said that preliminary investigations 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.

The Police officer, identified as “N° 51530 General Lance Corporal Victor Antwi Yeboah, has been arrested for violating the dignity of the victim and is currently assisting the investigations,” the statement said.

It added that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has reached out and spoken to the victim and assured her of thorough police investigations and any other necessary police support, including psychological care and trauma therapy.

It said 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,” the statement added.

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