The beleaguered self styled gay rights advocate trouble is far from over more than a year after he was attacked and chased out of Valco flat area, a suburb of Ashaiman Municipality in the Greater Accra region.
The Watchdog Committee of the Ashaiman township has branded on Issaka Abubakari as a traitor and a disgrace to the community youth and Islam at large.
They had threatened to make Accra and Ghana at large a living hell for not only Abubakari but anyone found to be an LGBTQ+ practitioner or sympathizer.
In a latest development, the youth stormed Issaka Abubakari’s residence after they received an information that the runaway gay sympathizer had returned from his hideout.
According to an eye witness, the group stormed Abubakari’s residence in a rambo style wielding some sharp and offensive weapons.
“They entered the house brandishing machetes and some weapons and shouting were is the traitor” the source said.
Our source who spoke on the condition of anonymity pointed out that he was in the compound when the scary dressed watchdog group members came into the house.
“They told us that they had information that Abubakari had returned to the area and he is hidden in the house so they have come to teach him a lesson but we mustered courage and told them that Abubakari has never been seen since the last time he was attacked and beaten”, the witness narrated.
“The Youth who were more than fifteen asked if we were also aware of his whereabouts and when last we saw him”, he added.
They threatened to kill him anytime they will get him for sympathizing with abominable and shameless practitioners.
“We were also warned not to ever allow Abubakari back into the house if we don’t want to incur their wrath” , witness revealed.
They threatened to punish anyone found to be the one hiding or assisting Abubakari in his advocacy for gay rights in Ghana.
They also promised to widen their nets in a quest to make sure he is fished out from his hideouts to face punishment provided he is in Ghana.
“Gays and their supporters must not be entertained and allowed to destroy our country. We shall never give them the space to operate in Ghana”, they declared.
Our source revealed that Issaka Abubakari incurred the wrath of the Watchdog Group and the Ashaiman opinion leaders for his soft spot for LGBTQ+ persons in the area.
Around January this year, the group descended on him heavily where a severe punishment was unleashed on him.
Adding that “he fled our community since that incidence and was never seen or heard of again”, the source pointed out.
Ghana is a highly anti gay community where LGBTQ+ practitioners are discriminated and abhorred by the people.
There is an anti gay Bill that is currently before parliament awaiting for debates by the MPs to decide whether gay practice should made criminalized in the country. If the Bill is passed, LGBTQ+ persons and advocates as well as sympathizers shall be imprisoned for a maximum of ten years if caught.
Many organizations’ including the Christian Council of Ghana, Muslim community, traditional authorities, professional bodies and civil society organizations’ have come out to declare their support for the Bill and stiff opposition to homosexuality in Ghana.