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A timely intervention by a military officer at Kwaukudi Park, near Nima in the Greater Accra region prevented a self-confessed homosexual from being lynched by the angry mob in the area.

The soldier, (name withheld closed from work and was going home when he saw a crowd beating a man alleged to be a homosexual, but he managed to make sure peace and order was maintained as well as save the manís life.

According to witnesses, the victim, Abdul Kadiri Mutawakil was invited by a friend to watch a football game at the Kawukudi Park, but was not aware of the hidden intention to beat him up because he is a homosexual, which he admitted himself.

Mutawakil allegedly claimed he was born a homosexual and therefore cannot control the urge of his sexual orientation, words which angered the angry crowd even more as they jumped on him and handed him severe beatings.

Luck was on his side, however, when he was rescued due to the intervention of the military man who stopped the angry mob and prevented the situation from escalating.

The beating of Mr Mutawakil comes a few months after another alleged gay was beaten up, lashed and made to confess his sexual orientation in a video recording at Nima.

Homosexuality is frowned upon by the Ghanaian society even though rumours persist that a host of people actively engage in it.
Source: Daily Heritage

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