A United States of America (USA) teacher, who was caught together with one James Mensah in an attempted act of sodomy, has been fined GH¢2,400.
An accomplice, Joseph Kojo Adenyo, who was said to have given his room to the American, known as White, and Mensah for the act, was also fined the same amount of money together with Mensah.
This was after both Adenyo and Mensah had admitted the offence in an Accra circuit court.
The fines were slapped on the accused persons by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin Doku. In default, they would serve a 12-month jail term.
White, who had initially denied any wrongdoing, later made a u-turn and said he was guilty of the offence.
The facts of the case as presented by Chief Supt Duuti Tuaruka are that the complainant is a police officer stationed at the Regional Police Headquarters while White is a US national and teacher.
According to him, Mensah is a caddy at the Achimota Golf Centre and resident of Dome Pillar Two, while Adenyo is a trader and lives at Christian Village, all suburbs of Accra.
He said about three weeks ago White met Mensah at the Achimota Golf Park where they played golf, adding that on December 13, 2015 the trader gave out his room to White and Mensah to use for their unnatural carnal knowledge activity.
In addition, Chief Supt Duuti Tuaruka said the accused persons entered the room of the trader and started kissing each other and were about to engage in the act when the police, based on information, went to the room and arrested them while they were naked.
He said White and his partner were taken to the police station and the trader was later arrested and sent to court with the two after investigations had been concluded.
By Fidelia Achama