Information reaching Marhaba FM has that, a mob in Ablekuma community in Accra, Ghana lynched a guy by name Ali Musah and his partner, they perceived to be gays. On 25th April 2023 at about 05:45 PM, a mob group ambushed Ali and his partner after they were suspecting them making love to each other, through Ali’s bathroom window.
They were brutally beaten with wire, sticks and other tools. The Mobs including Ali’s Uncle beat the two to pulp with the intention to kill them but Ali fortunately got the chance to escape. The mob chased Ali to a point that they couldn’t find his whereabouts.
They attacked Ali and his partner because they suspect them to be having affair which it is against their belief.
Quran: The Quran mentions sex between men several times, almost all of them in the context of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, in which some city inhabitants demand sexual access to the messengers sent by God to the prophet Lot (or Lut). The Quranic story is almost the same as the version in the Bible. Later explanations of the Quran agreed that the “abomination” alluded to by the Quranic passages was attempted sodomy (specifically anal intercourse) between men. The sins of the people of Lut later became proverbial and the Arabic words for the act of anal sex between men such as “liwat” and for a person who performs such acts “Luti”; both derive from the name Lut, although Lut was not the one demanding sex.
Constitution of Ghana: Section 104 (b) of the Ghanaian Criminal Code of 1960, criminalizes “unnatural carnal knowledge” (with consent and between adults), as a misdemeanor. Section 104 defines “unnatural carnal knowledge” as “sexual intercourse with a person in an unnatural manner or with an animal”. Due to the definition contained in Section 99 of the code, which stipulates “penetration”, an “unnatural manner” is taken to refer to sex acts between men–not between women–and oral and anal sex between people of different sexes. Misdemeanors carry a penalty of up to three years imprisonment under Article 296 of the Criminal Procedural Code.
By the early 21st century, these 1960 provisions were rarely enforced. However, while the law may not lead to prosecutions before local courts, persecution of LGBT+ people is nevertheless widespread and common.
The, Quran, Ghanaian Constitution and even Africa traditional belief has no room for people they believe to be practicing same sex activity.
Ali finally managed to escape the mob whiles his partner was injured mercilessly and fled to an unknown location. The mob has sent several warnings to Ali and his partner not to return to the enclave because death awaits them.