V/R: 19-year-old Ghanaian girl assaulted by soldiers on way to school

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A 19-year-old Ghanaian resident of Denu in Ketu South Municipality has reportedly been assaulted by military men deployed to patrol Ghana’s borders.

Togbe Fiti Adzongagaga V, the Chief of the Aflao Traditional Area said the victim of the assault lives in Denu but schools in Lomé, the capital of Togo.

The schoolgirl was beaten by some military and immigration officers on the Sekpe border on Monday, 29 June 2020 when she tried crossing to school.

 

Speaking to Class Fm’s correspondent in the Volta Region, the girl Agbolosu Afi explained that though she lives in Ghana, she schools in neighboring Togo.

On her way to School on Monday 29th June 2020, some officers of the Ghana immigration and military stopped her together with her brother who was accompanying her from crossing to Togo.

According to the girl, the officers didn’t hesitate to whip her with their belts.

She said ever since High School she attends in Lomé, Togo reopened school, commuting from Denu (Ghana) to Lomé (Togo) has become difficult with the closure of Ghana’s border and the presence of the military has worsened the case.

Scars sustained by the 19 year old student following the assault
Scars sustained by the 19 year old student following the assault

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