Timothy Gyamfi Mensah, a retired Circuit Supervisor accused of tying a Primary School boy to an orange tree with nylon rope for allegedly stealing two oranges, has fled after the boy was rescued.
The boy was rescued by community members after his grandmother conducted numerous inquiries and discovered he was tied to a tree after a video of the incident went viral.
Ghana News Agency (GNA) checks in the area revealed that the entire Akaa community was shocked that a retired professional educator could do such a thing to a student.
Mr. Entwi Baikaa, a native of Akaa and a government appointee to the Jasikan Municipal Assembly, confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview. He stated that the boy went to Mr. Mensah’s home and stole two oranges, but the furious man grabbed him and tied him to the orange tree.
He lamented that the majority of Akaa’s inhabitants were only made aware of the viral video through social media.
Mr. Baikaa, who stated that Mr. Gyamfi was currently at large, added that the boy’s grandmother, Madam Ama Bekoe Donkor, took him to the Jasikan Municipal Hospital after the incident, where he was treated, discharged, and is now back at Akaa.
He stated that the victim led a team from the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service from Jasikan to the crime site while they were investigating the case in the community.
Mr. Baikaa, who is also an Assemblyman for the Akaa Electoral Area, stated that the matter had been reported to the Jasikan Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs. Elizabeth Kessiwaa Anim-Adjanor, who pledged to ensure that justice was served.
When contacted by GNA, Mr. Annobil Isaac, Director of Health Services for the Municipality of Jasikan, stated that the case had not been brought to her attention but promised to verify with the OPD and report back on Monday.
In the interim, the Police have begun a manhunt for the perpetrator.