26.2 C
Accra

Man remanded for spreading rumor about shrunken penis at Kasoa

Michael Nelson, 22, has been charged with publication of false news and causing unlawful harm, as prosecutors said his false alarm led to an assault on Safiru Bohari, a nail technician.

A District Court at Awutu Breku has remanded into police custody a 22-year-old electrician for allegedly spreading a false rumor about his shrunken penis.

Michael Nelson, 22, has been charged with publication of false news and causing unlawful harm, as prosecutors said his false alarm led to an assault on Safiru Bohari, a nail technician.

According to prosecutors, Nelson falsely claimed that his penis had shrunk and accused Safiru Bohari as the culprit. This led to Bohari being subjected to severe beatings on Wednesday, March 27, by individuals influenced by Nelson’s allegations.

- Advertisement -

Read Also: Stop Peddling Falsehood About Missing Male Genitals – Awutu Senya Municipal Council Cautions Public

Join our WhatsApp Channel for more news


The court said that when the accused was taken to the Kasoa Polyclinic for an examination, medical professionals found no evidence to support his claims of genital shrinkage.

Nelson is set to reappear before the court on April 11, 2024.

- Advertisement -

His prosecution comes after rumors spread this week about missing penises at Kasoa. Reports had claimed that ritualists were behind the incident, and that anytime they touched the genitalia area of a male, the penis of the victim disappeared.

But the Awutu Senya East Municipal Security Council has come to debunk the rumors, warning sanctions against offenders.

 

While you're here, we just want to remind you of our commitment to telling the stories that matter the most.Our commitment is to our readers first before anything else.

Our Picks

THE LATEST

INSIDE POLITICS

Get the Stories Right in Your Inbox

OUR PARTNERS

Allafrica.com

MORE NEWS FOR YOU