Police arrest gay man in Ghana for ‘recruiting’ other men into homosexuality

Ghana flagOn Aug 25, 2014 Gay Star News reported: The 21-year-old was arrested by police who feared he would be hunted down and killed by furious local residents who have accused him of engaging in sex acts with other men

A 21-year-old student from Ghana has been arrested by police, after angry residents threatened to kill him because they suspect he is gay.Police in Walewale, a small town and capital of the West Mamprusi district in the northern region of Ghana, made the arrest for fear the suspect could be lynched and killed by angry local residents.A Ghanaian news source Peacefmonline.com published pictures of the suspect in handcuffs and in women’s clothing.Police commander Simon Peter told journalists angry residents were threatening to kill the suspect for wearing women’s clothing, engaging in gay sex acts and recruiting other men in the community to be gay.A Muslim sheik, Mahamadu Alhassan, condemned the young man and reportedly led a crusade of locals against him.The suspect’s family were targeted by an angry group with weapons at their home, and were told their son should not return if he is released, and are now living in fear.  Continued

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