The Council of Chiefs had instituted a three-member committee to investigate the matter and issued a notice of suspension to Mallam Ali Makera, informing him about his removal from office until further notice.
When Public Agenda contacted Mallam Ali to ascertain the truth or otherwise of the matter, he fumed, asking this paper to go to the Council of Chiefs for answers and hanged up the phone.
?Who gave you my number?? Go and asked the chiefs for answers,? he retorted. Follow up calls and text messages to him for his response to the allegation went unanswered.
The suspended chief is said to have had unnatural carnal knowledge with the boy on a number of occasions. Although he had denied the allegation of sodomy, he admitted that the boy visited his home to run errands for him.
Residents have complained about the intimacy between the duo, suspecting there was an amorous relationship. However, they were scared to confront the man for fear of victimization.
Homosexuality is said to be on the rise in the Zongo Community in the Nsawam/ Adoagyiri, a situation many of the youth are unenthused about and have embarked on a mission to reverse the trend.
Speaking to Public Agenda, the mother of the victim indicated that people in the area called her times without number to complain about the intimacy between her son and Mallam Ali as he is known by his neighbours as a homosexual . She said though she had heard that the chief was a homosexual, but she could not confront him for lack of evidence.
That notwithstanding, she warned her son from visiting the chief, but he ignored that advice because of monies and other freebies the chief was giving him.
According to her, over the last few weeks, there were incessant calls to her phone over the allegation from both known and unknown sources; hence she mustered the courage to confront Mallam Ali.
She narrated thus, ?About two weeks ago, a strange number called me and told me he has been seeing the man with my son and that I should talk to my son to desist from further visits.
Subsequently, together with my sister -in ? law, we confronted Mallam Ali and questioned him about the issue. Even though he denied the allegation, he started to beg for forgiveness, and that was curious. So we decided to report him to the chiefs to deal with the matter.
She said some relatives of the suspended chief have since been calling to rain insults on her for reporting the chief to the Council.
The victim(name withheld), who turned 17 in July 2015, narrated to Public Agenda thus, ? The relationship started three years ago when I was around 14years and dropped out of school. My grandmother asked him to advise me so that I would go back to school. He used to call me to run errands for him.?
He disclosed whenever he visited the chief; he would insert a pornographic movie and him to watch. He will then strip himself naked and ask him to hold his penis and help him masturbate. He added, ?The first day I refused to do it, but he convinced me and I did it.?
When it continued for sometime, ?He will ask me to also strip naked for him to pull my penis.
We continue pulling each other’s penis till we reach our climax and he will ask me to discharge my semen in a little container. But honestly I don’t know what he does with the sperms.
According to the boy, the man told him he wanted to prepare a magic ring for him which he could use for Internet fraud commonly known as ?sakawa? in the local parlance.
Source : Public Agenda