Ghana’s former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has strongly condemned the degrading ordeal suffered by three female students who were reported to have shoplifted from a clothing store at the Accra Shopping Mall.
“While we must not condone any form of wrong doing, I find it outrageous that these young Ghanaians were subjected to such humiliating abuse and in the full glare of the general public.
This act brings into serious question the shop’s policy on handling shoplifting. Of particular concern is the apparent condoning behaviour of the shop manager and security on duty.
Such dehumanising treatment of our people is backward, primitive and defeats our efforts at restoring the moral fibre of society.
I welcome the decision of the police to investigate this matter. The perpetrators of this uncivilised behaviour must also be brought to book.