One person was arrested and will soon be arraigned before court over the alleged assault of a homosexual in Nima.
One person has been arrested in connection to the alleged physical assault on the popular Ghanaian event organizer Albert Appiah popularly known as Kinto, who was suspected to be a homosexual.
A viral video showed the victim, being attacked by a group of young men at Nima a suburb of Accra, who accused him of being a homosexual, was released on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 on social media.
The Divisional Commander of the Nima Police Command, ACP Nuhu Jango ruled out any suspected gay allegations against the victim.
He disclose that initial investigations seem to suggest that the gay allegations are “complete cooked-up story against the victim”
According to ACP Jango, “Some friendship with one Salim Abubakar they used to visit each other and they became friends through social media so they got close.”
“He came to visit him as he always does and Salim to have a one on one chat with him in private so they stood by the victim’s car so from nowhere, four people sat at the back seat alleging that he was sodomizing the other guy.
“Meanwhile, they were not sitting in front of the car and this Salim never complained that he had been sodomized”, he added.
The suspects beat him up mercilessly and carried Kinto from one location to the other until they took him to an ATM machine and asked him to slot in his card and give them [suspects] some ransom.
According to ACP Jango, the suspect, Barry Abu will be processed for court on Wednesday February 11, 2015, explaining, no formal complaint has not been made about the unnatural knowledge case so they handle the case as an assault on Kinto.