The Eastern Regional Police Command is on a manhunt for two persons who reportedly subjected nine people to inhumane treatment at a shrine in Kukurantumi.
The nine persons were allegedly sent to a shrine in Kukurantumi by their employer to fish out the person who allegedly stole a sum of GHc500.
The police reported that the nine victims were assaulted and tortured at the shrine in a bid to get a confession.
According to reports, the culprits used the flat side of a cutlass to assault the victims in the process of persuading them to speak the truth.
Even though a victim moved to Kaneshie Police Station to report the case, she was referred to the Eastern Regional Police due to the jurisdiction of the case.
The Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Francis Gormado, appealed to the victims and the public to assist the police in arresting the culprits.
“As we speak, investigations are ongoing and we are looking for two suspects who are on the run and we are appealing to the victim in this case to come down and assist the police in investigating and anyone who is found culpable with the offence will face the full rigors of the law.”
SHRINES AS A JUSTICE SYSTEM
In 2018, the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre at Ashaiman revealed that money lenders resorted to the shrine in retrieving monies owed them by debtors.
This has become a norm for lenders in the Ashaiman Municipality.
They alleged that the court system had failed them.
Also, they raised issues about the expenses incurred through filing fees and other fees which were collected.
Despite these efforts, they were not able to recover their monies for them.