A gay man is reported to have been severely beaten and left with injuries after attacks near Achimota, a suburb of Accra, Ghana.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Rights group in Ghana has reported to a supposed violent attack and human rights abuse melted against one of their members. The Victim’s only Social handle was disclosed as @fischerecypher in a Facebook post. The group’s Facebook post reads;
“On Friday night one of our colleague @fischerecypher was viciously attacked and severely beaten in a public transport just because others felt he was effeminate and that a guy shouldn’t behave like a girl.
He narrated that on Friday night he boarded a trotro from circle going to Nsawam. As the vehicle was approaching Achimota Neoplan the mate ask if anyone is getting down along the road or they could use the main road, of which he responded that he is going to Mile7 the driver should take to the right road.
After his response, a guy sitting in front of him with his friend replied the driver should keep to the main road which made him to ask why that? And his reply to him was “why do u speak like a girl?”.
He replied back by ask “how do girls speak? besides what does it got to do with what we talking about here”.
Before he could finish that statement, someone hit his head from behind and said he is a gay that’s why he is behaving like that and that he is going to beat him up when he get down from the bus. So he asked him, how do you know if someone is a gay?, perhaps you are one which makes you to be able to identify gays.
Before he could finish the statement this guy begun throwing punches at him and sadly this abuser had the support of other passengers in the vehicle.
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One of the punches landed on his face, on his right eye brow and he started bleeding which made the driver to stop the car because it was getting serious.
Immediately the bus stopped one guy pulled him forcefully by the hand from his sit out of the bus so the bus can go.
He walked to the nearby Mile7 police station to report the incident.
The rest is an ongoing process now”