Some angry unidentified young men in the neighbourhood of Bouho in Ghana’s Ashanti Region angrily attacked two suspected homosexuals. Seidu Musah and one other yet-to-be-identified young man were on March 24, 2022 ambushed and beaten to pulp.
Their attackers accused them of practising gayism. They were said to have been monitored and trailed by their accusers for months until luck eluted them on the said day. Their attackers upon over-powering them in an enclosed vicinity, attacked them with varied harmful objects.
Sources disclosed to word news indicates that some elderly men came to the rescue of the accused homosexuals, but the victims were already subjected to severe beatings.
Word news discovered that Seidu Musah, said to be in his mid-twenties fled to an undisclosed community after the attack. This outlet’s effort to establish the identity of his partner as well as his where about, proved futile.
Residents appear to be tight-lipped. A middle-aged woman in a state of anonymity told word news that the area is getting frequent influx of traders including other foreign nationals. She advised parents to place proper monitoring on their children. “ I am advising parents, especially people who rent out their houses or shops to strangers to be very vigilant. They should do some level of investigations on strangers who approaches them”.
A worried relation disclosed that the where about of Seidu Musah remain unknown. “For some months now, we are unable to establish his where about. He is unwilling to disclose his location. Even as family members, he is not willing to speak to us. He is not willing to disclose his where about”.
Accused homosexuals have suffered communal attacks in recent times.
Some Members of Parliament (MPs) early this year filed a private member bill in Parliament seeking to criminalise homosexuality.
The anti LGBT Bill, spearheaded by National Democratic Congress’ Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampam, Sam George has gone through several stages and currently at its concluding stage, awaiting to be passed into law.