Military brutality Chilling pictures of boy brutalised by the military

The human rights lawyer visited the victim at the hospital and shared chilling pictures of the boy with multiple wounds he sustained at the hands of the soldiers.

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Human rights lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu has published chilling pictures of a 16-year-old boy, Christopher Bama, who was assaulted by soldiers at Tamale in the Northern region for allegedly stealing a mobile phone.

The human rights lawyer visited the victim at the hospital and shared chilling pictures of the boy with multiple wounds he sustained at the hands of the soldiers.

READ MORE:Forces investigates alleged assault of teen by two soldiers

Victim shows injuries on his body. (Picture credit: Lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu) play Victim shows injuries on his body.

He added that the boy has been discharged from the Nsawam Government Hospital where he was receiving treatement.

According to him, medical forms endorsed by Dr. Amankwa Daniel, shows he is normal.

"According to the Medical Forms Endorsed by Dr. Amankwa Daniel, the doctor attending to him, the Head CT scan and other tests shows he is normal and we are thankful to God," he wrote.

play Victim shows injuries on his body.

play Christopher Barmah

 

The boy, he added, has been referred to the Clinical Psychology Clinic at the Kole Bu Teaching Hospital for post traumatic stress disorder.

Legal action

Lawyer Susu also wrote that lawyers at F-X Law and Associates are set to file a complaint with CHRAJ on Monday so they can launch a full scale investigation into "this Barbaric, Cruel and Dehumanizing treatment which clearly violates Article 15 of the 1992 Constitution and the UN Convention Against Torture, Cruel and other Dehumanizing treatment."

play From left; Lawyer Xavier, victim's relative and the victim, Christopher on far right.

 

He expressed hope that "the Chief of Defense Staff, the Minister for Defence, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection and the Attorney General would all cooperate and ensure that this wrong is punished never to occur again."

Meanwhile the Northern Regional Command of the Airbone Force has handed over three of the five soldiers who brutally assaulted Bama.

The three Corporal Sampson Atuahene (owner of the mobile phone), Collins Agyei Boamah (his accomplice) and another (name withheld) are currently languishing in the Millitary Guard Room, after they were granted bail, the Ghanaian Chronicle reported.

READ MORE:Soldiers locked up for allegedly assaulting 16yr-old-boy

The Commanding Officer (CO) of the Tamale Airborne Force, Lt. Col. Joseph Malik Punamane said his outfit was more than willing to help with investigations into the assault case

According to him, the Armed Forces did not and would not ever condone any misconduct involving any of the officers but would allow the law to take its cause, he told the Chronicle.

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