This is indeed a welcome development.
Police in the Ashanti Region picked up three people believed to have been involved in the gang rape of a young girl which was then filmed and disseminated on social media.
The disturbing video shows a gang of guys raping a teenage girl who was being held down by one of them whilst the other take turns in forcefully having their way with her.
Police believe the perpetrators to be five in number and have launched a manhunt for the other two. They are requesting information from the public to assist in arresting the others.
The girl in the video, according to reports, is currently at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital receiving treatment and is assisting the police in their investigations.
The incident occurred at Bantama in the Ashanti Regional capital.
The National Headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, indicated in a statement that, it had taken a “serious view” of the incident, and has constituted a special investigative team to look into the matter, and identify the suspects for the necessary legal actions.
The statement also asked various media houses and those in possession of the video to “stop circulating it since it is an offence to circulate such obscene materials.”
“Anybody with any relevant information should personally report to the Cyber Crime Unit of the CID Headquarters for further action,” it added.