A man In his mid-30s was found dead in Domasua Sunyani West district in the Bono region.
The man by the name Samuel Bernie popularly known as Tuga had a rope tied around his neck and was discovered under a cashew tree at Domasua yesterday around 4-5 P.m.
“My reliable source indicated that the man is a teacher at Wamfie but a native of Domasua and was accused of homosexuality”, the journalist, Nana Nketia Bosomuru disclosed.
It is not clear if the deceased committed suicide as a result of the homosexuality tag.
Police are still on their investigations per the report from Nana Nketia Bosomuru. The Ghana police are yet to release a presser on the sad news.
Homosexuality is illegal in Ghana. Under Section 104(1)(b) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), “unnatural carnal intercourse” is a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. This provision has been used to criminalize same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults.
In recent years, there has been a growing movement for LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana. However, the country’s laws remain hostile to LGBTQ+ people, and they continue to face discrimination and violence.
Here are some of the dangers faced by LGBTQ+ people in Ghana:
- Legal persecution: LGBTQ+ people can be arrested and imprisoned for their sexual orientation.
- Discrimination: LGBTQ+ people are often discriminated against in employment, housing, and healthcare.
- Violence: LGBTQ+ people are often targets of violence, both physical and verbal.
- Social isolation: LGBTQ+ people may be shunned by their families and communities, leading to social isolation.
Despite the dangers, many LGBTQ+ people in Ghana are bravely speaking out and advocating for their rights. They are demanding an end to discrimination and violence, and they are working to create a more inclusive and accepting society.
If you are an LGBTQ+ person in Ghana, it is important to know that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you, including support groups, legal assistance, and counseling. You can also find information and support online.
The teacher allegedly accused of homosexuality was found hanged in Domasua and the entire story is yet to be confirmed by the Ghana police.