The incidence of attacks on people perceived to be indulging in homosexuality in the country is becoming rampant lately.
Whilst the Nsawam police is hunting for an alleged same sex promoter in the jurisdiction, some youth of the town have taken the laws into their hands and burnt down a properties belonging to one Peter Kwadwo Dzamesi, a native of Nsawam-Adoagyiri.
The attack is said to have taken place at Gyan-Krom, a suburb of Nsawam-Adoagyiri, in the Eastern Region.
Narrating the incidence, a brother of the victim, Mr Daniel Awuku Dzamesi, said he is at a lost on the behavior of the youth of the town in burning down some properties belonging to the brother, Peter Dzamesi, a young hard working man on an allegations that he indulges and promotes homosexuality among the youth in the town, an allegation he described as false and malicious.
“I just can’t understand how a young man with a wife and four children can be said to be promoting homosexuality in this community when everyone knows his personal sexual preference….how and why would someone with sexual preference for a same sex waste his money to marry a woman and have four children with her when his preference was for a man? He quizzed.
Arguing that the brother, Peter Kwadwo Dzamesi, is an open minded person who would move at all length to protect anyone he sees to be a victim of an abuse and expressed his suspicion that the community might have gotten it wrong in classifying him as a promoter of homosexuality in the town.
He questioned why a free and democratic country like Ghana cannot as of today provide some level of protection for people who engages or promotes the rights of homosexuals when many cases of homophobia attacks are reported in the media lately.
Mr Dzamesi disclosed that in the evening of the January 6, 2017, the brother had organized a party in Gyan-Krom, a suburb of Adoagyiri-Nsawam for a youth group called Love Family which the brother was very instrumental in operating.
Whilst the party was ongoing, a young man rushed into the party’s venue and forced a young lady who was a members of the Youth Fan club out of the party and physically abused her in the full glare of the public.
Incensed by the abusive behavior of the guy, Mr Peter Kwadwo Dzamesi is said to have gone in to rescue his club member and an ensuing exchanges occurred with the guy calling him a gay.
He said this in his face that the whole town knows about all his clandestine activities in the community that seeks to introduce many young boys and girls to homosexuality.
The abusive young man, he said told him some youth who seek the welfare of the community has noticed his activities and that very soon they would demonstrate against him in the community isn’t ready to accept any abomination that could cost them (the community) a misfortune.
Mr Dzamesi, is said to have ignored the warning thinking that it was one of the usual talks and had returned to the party to have fan only to hear a noise closing inn on the party venue and when he stepped out, he met a crowd of people massing up around the party venue and in a moment of minutes, the police also rushed in to arrest everyone perceived to have partake in the party on an allegation that they were practicing and promoting homosexuality in the community.
He as the prime suspect, was able to escaped from the police and sought refuge in Amasaman, a suburb of Accra and about 10 kilometers from his place of residence but whilst in his hideout, the police once again had a tip off and a week after came over to arrest him but fortunately he wasn’t in the house.
He disclosed that upon hearing the news about the police raid, the brother went further to Tema, the port city to live with friends and due to the proximity of his hide out to Nsawam, he was convinced that if he remained there for a long time, he could be traced and arrested so one of his friends assisted him to escaped out the jurisdiction of the of the country.
Homosexuality is still not legal in Ghana and all religions in the country frowns upon the practice. It is commonly seen as a mental disorder and customary a taboo in many tradition across the country.