The Head of Cyber Crime Unit at the Ghana Police Service, Chief Supt. Herbert Gustave Johnson says the police is in search of the parents and pastor who are involved in a viral video of a little child who was abused in a prayer camp.
There is a video making the round on social media of a little child of about two years being abused by a supposed man of God and three other attendants who aided in a ritual purported to be healing the little child from whatever ailment she was suffering from.
A lot of concerns have been raised by many who have watched the video, especially as regard the child’s health considering how she was being handled by the supposed ministers of God.
Chief Supt. Johnson in an interview with Adom News says the Cyber Crime Unit of the Criminal and Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service are investigating the video to track the source so they can apprehend the culprits since the act is a crime as codified in the Children’s Act.
“I gave out an instruction for the video to be analysed well to ascertain what was really happening in the video as I couldn’t watch the full video myself because of how dehumanizing it is looking at how the child was being thrown up and down,” he said.
The Cyber Crime Unit head is also pleading with the public who have information about any of the individuals in the video and the setting to report to the Ghana police.
“When the act was going on, people were there so we plead with the public to alert the police if they can identify any of the persons in the video or the place the act took place,” he pleaded.
“Section 39 of the Children’s Act says children should not be exposed when they are at fault so I I want to inform all Ghanaians especially the pastors who call children witches and wizards on airwaves to be wary of such acts because the police are going to arrest all of them,” Chief Supt. Johnson further cautioned.