People found guilty of harassment in the kingdom face up to two years in prison and fines of $27,000

The police officer who allegedly sexually harassed a lady in a vehicle has been granted a ¢10,000 bail with one surety.

General Lance Corporal Victor Antwi Yeboah, was ordered by the Sunyani District Court B to reappear on December 15.

After hearing the case, the adjudicator, Eric Daning, ordered the victim and the suspect to settle the matter out of court.

According to Mr Daning, the charges are all misdemeanours; as such, the law, as stated Sections 73 and 74 of the Court 1993 Act 459, permits reconciliation in matters which are not felonious.

What happened?

On Sunday, a viral video sighted showed the Police officer touching the victim’s thighs with his lips and hand against her will. He threatened to slap her.

She screamed, “What are you doing? Are you touching me?” to which the Police officer replied, “I will slap you.. we are not doing anything…and you are naked, and I am touching.”

As the video went viral, the Police Service issued a statement rendering an unqualified apology to the suspect. In addition, it promised to get to the bottom of the incident.

Police officer who allegedly sexually harassed lady granted ¢10k bail

Subsequently, the police officer was arrested and arraigned before the court, where he was remanded into police custody.

General Lance Corporal Yeboah was charged with assault and indecent assault, contrary to sections 84 and 103 of the Criminal Offences Act 29.

But he pleaded not guilty to all charges when he appeared before the court on Monday.



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