The family of the tortured 16 year old just might file a suit against the Ghana Armed Forces
The Family of the 16-year-old boy who was brutally tortured by a group of military soldiers, is expected to petition the Commission on Human Rights and Administrate Justice (CHRAJ). 16-year-old Christopher Bam was mercilessly tortured by the soldiers for allegedly stealing a mobile phone.
According to reports, the family of the tortured 16 year old just might file a suit against the Ghana Armed Forces. CHRAJ in response to these reports has said it would commence an in-depth investigation into the issue.
The boy’s family and their lawyer, Francis Xavier Sosu have shown they are prepared to fight tooth and nail to see that the soldiers are brought to book. According to Francis Sosu, the boy was sadly a victim of military brutality, and the soldiers should be made to answer for their illicit acts at all cost.
Meanwhile, some sources have said the soldiers are currently in Military Guard room since the incident. Also, reports from The Chronicle Newspaper indicates that the Northern Regional Command of the Airbone Force has handed over three of the five soldiers who brutally assaulted the teenager, to the Northern Regional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for a thorough investigation into the matter.
The bizarre incident took place at Tamale in the Northern Region. The soldiers reportedly chained Christopher to a mango tree and subjected him to severe beatings on suspicion that he may have stolen the phone. Though the victim, Christopher lamented he didn’t steal the phone, the soldiers relentlessly beat him to an unconscious state.
After the ugly incident, Christopher was rushed to a community hospital in Nsawam in the Akuapim South Municipal District of the Eastern Region.