A Wa-based teacher in the Upper West Region, Mr. Mohammed Yussif was on July 24, 2021 subjected to a humiliating situation by some group of men who had accused him of chasing the wife of one of them.
In a viral video sighted by Ghanascholarship.net, Mr. Mohammed Yussif was seen being stripped naked and beaten by the group of angry men who also made a video recording of their actions and allegedly circulated in on social media.
The men numbering about six, after beating and stripping Mr. Yussif forced him to give out his MTN Mobile Money PIN where they allegedly transferred an amount of GHc1480.00 from his mobile money account.
A Teacher Stripped Naked
“After they stripped me naked and beat me up, they carried my motorbike in the bucket of their pickup vehicle, upon reaching where to dumped me, they told me my motorbike had damaged their car and that I must pay for it.
They took my phone from me and forced me to mention my MoMo PIN. They then transferred an amount of GHc1,480.00 from my account after which they deleted the messages. Fortunately, I went to MTN office the following 3days where I was assisted to download the MTN MoMo app which helped to me get the record of the transactions” – Mohammed Yussif told Ghanasholarship.net Efo Korsi Senyo
Ghanascholarship.nets’ effort to get a response from Mr. Osman Naseem and Mr. Hakeem Nuri Haq were both cuts short with excuses. Whiles Mr. Naseem said he in a car and cannot hear Awake News’ Editor, Efo Korsi Senyo clearly, Mr. Nuri Haq, on the other hand, said he was going to bath and will get back to us afterward. They both had since not returned or answered our calls.
“Sorry, I cannot tell you anything because I don’t know you”. – Naeema
Narrating the incident , Mr. Yussif said the woman in question, Niama is his former girlfriend back in Traning College who had got married in the Wa township where he currently teaches.
According to him, he has been receiving a series of WhatsApp messages from the said Naima for which he saw it as an unusual of a married woman so he drew her attention and warned her of her actions. Mr. Yussif said that Naima continued the action, forcing him to report the issue to one State Attorney who called Naima to order.
Mr. Yussif said on the say said Friday, July 24, 2021 he had a call from the same Naima who requested to meet him in a guest house together with his [Yussif] new girl who they all went to the same Training College for a very important discussion. He, however, said the new girlfriend was busy and could not honor the invitation.
Mr. Yussif said unknown to him, the guest house invitation was a trap set to him by the ex-girlfriend and her husband who he was informed were having some misunderstanding because of him.
“Just at opening the door of where the lady told me we should come, some group of men pounced on me… no pleading of mine could save me. The worse part of the issue is that after taking the video, they shared it on social media and I have to deactivate my Facebook account because I cannot bear the shame” – Mr. Yussif said
Naeema, the lady at the centre of the saga declined to comment on the story saying though, the Awake News’ Editor had introduced himself to her on the phone, she cannot comment on the matter because she does not know who she was talking to.
The Upper West Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Gidoen Ohene Boateng confirmed the incident had come to the attention of the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Francis Aboagye Nyarko who ordered for an investigation into the matter leading to the arrest of two of the suspects.
Whiles condemning the act, Mr. Boateng said the Police are working hard to get the rest of the perpetrators and the prime suspect arrested.