General News of Wednesday, 11 February 2015
The Nima Divisional Police command has confirmed that a suspected gay man called Kinto who was beaten to a pulp in Accra recently was “framed up.”
The popular entertainment personality, real name Albert Appiah was beaten by a mob after he was allegedly caught attempting to have sex with a fellow man.
Kinto, as the young man is popularly called, was reportedly attacked at New Town in Accra after Sunday’s AFCON finals between Ghana and Ivory Coast.
But ACP Nungu Jango has told Starr News that the gay accusation was just a ploy to rob the victim of his money and other possessions.
“Our initial investigations seem to suggest that it is a completely cooked up story,” ACP Jango told Starr News on Tuesday.
ACP Jango added: “The victim called Albert Appiah alias Kinto met Salim on social media…and they used to visit each other, so he went to visit him as he does. From nowhere four people entered the back seat [of the car] alleging that he was sodomising the other guy [Salim], meanwhile they were all sitting at the front [of the car].
“And Salim never complained that he had been sodomised and they beat him [Kinto] up mercilessly and even took him to an ATM and asked him to slot in his card and pay them some ransom”.
Meanwhile, one person has been arrested over the brutal attack on the suspected gay man at Nima, a suburb of Accra.
The suspect was picked up following a complaint from the victim.