Couple's leaked SEX TAPE leads to public FLOGGING for 'damaging' town's reputation

The local residents apparently decided to punish the couple in this way because their leaked tape damaged the town’s respectable image


                            Couple's leaked SEX TAPE leads to public FLOGGING for 'damaging' town's reputation
Screenshots showing the flogging of the couple (Twitter/ @Graphicgh)
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A young man and woman from Ghana’s Wa town were reportedly tied to two different poles and thrashed multiple times after their sex tape was found on social media. The local residents apparently decided to punish the couple in this way because their leaked tape demeaned the town’s image.

As per reports, the incident happened in late May as the pair was strapped near the Wa Naa’s Palace before being lashed 20 times each. The duo was punished on the orders of the Wa Naa (King of the Wala people), whose real name is Na Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, who said: “Beside the flogging, the parents of the boy and girl will also agree to let the two get married and stay as a couple to serve as a deterrent to the youth and live upright lives.”

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The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has slammed the inhumane punishment and noted, “The flogging of the young persons is antiquated, backward, barbaric and abominable, and the GBA condemns same in no uncertain terms. The barbaric act contravenes Articles 12 (2) and 15 (1) (2) (a) and (b) of the 1992 Constitution.”

It has also been said that the GBA has demanded “the relevant security agencies to arrest all persons involved in the physical abuse of the two young persons, investigate the incident and ensure that the perpetrators are prosecuted in accordance with the law.” Three people have even been taken into custody in relation to the case – “Phone repairer Bushran Khidiri, 32, was the first to be arrested for the flogging after allegedly dragging the woman into town. Issahaku Mahama, 70, and 62-year-old farmer Naa Sidiki Mahama have also been arrested for their part in the dishing out of lashes,” The Daily Star reported.

The videos of the incident have gone viral on the internet too with several people reacting to it. A shocked user tweeted, “How on earth can people take the law into their own hand and perpetuate such insane act on a woman in the name of religion. The police must bring all identified in this video committing such offense. The laws of Ghana is bigger than any religion. Shame.” The second user wrote: “surprised if most of the floggers are jobless. Yet they will channel time and energy on flogging these people whiles they join queses to vote for criminals.”

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“2 consented adults #sexed, made video, #leaked/shared and its a crime? Na goats wey dey make #porn? Ideas of morality r imposed on others n same time abuse people. So in #Ghana #tradition and #religion over rules state #laws and #HumanRights. Our #future,” the third one noted.


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“This is life in the jungle where most people are no different from animals. Who gives them the right to touch that man and woman. These stone-age people must be forced into slavery again. # Swines,” a tweet read. Another tweet added: “Wtf do u mean by discipline? Are we in the jungle?” “In this current world, people should be flogged publicly for that act is just inhumane. You're here saying Ghana is becoming more western. If you get the chance to go to Europe will you turn it down? There are more pressing matters the youth should focus on. I wouldn't be,” a person wrote.

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