Ghana: Student arrested for recruiting men to have sex
Police in Walewale, a small town in the northern region of Ghana, have arrested a 21-year-old student after local residents accused him of engaging in sex with other men.
Angry residents descended upon the student’s home accusing him of wearing women’s clothing, engaging in homosexual sex and attempting to recruit other men to be gay.
A crowd of residents led by a Muslim Sheik gathered outside the young man’s home and threatened to kill him.
According to news reports at Peacefmonline.com local police commander Simon Peter told journalists they had taken the student into custody after angry townspeople threatened to kill him.
Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) have described the treatment of the young man and his family as a violation of human rights.
In Ghana homosexual sex is punishable by a jail term of between five and 25 years.