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Constitution supreme over culture and tradition – Lawyer reacts to flogging of Wa lovebirds

Lawyer and leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Obiri Boahen has condemned the decision to flog two adults who agreed to video their sexual affair which later got leaked on social media.

According to him, regardless of the culture of the people, the constitution that protects the human rights of the citizens remains supreme in the country.

“So you don’t say that it’s against our culture so you have to flog someone in the nature. I’m really surprised that no one called them to order and let them know that what they were doing was against the law.


In law, culture is respected but the constitution reigns supreme. The constitution respects the culture of the people but anything that is cultural but is in contravention of the law, the constitution reigns supreme.

There is a culture where fathers have to sleep with their daughters to test if their womanhood is ripe. This is culturally accepted but when you do that and you are sued you will be found culpable because it is against the constitution,” he said.

Nana Obiri Boahen indicated the two persons can choose to sue persons who were involved in the flogging.

The Upper West Regional Capital of Wa has been a centre of drama since Tuesday morning after two main characters in a leaked sex tape were subjected to 100 strokes of lashes each.

According to residents, the two were fastened to a pole and lashed by a strong man on the orders of traditional authorities who say it is part of the recent bye-laws in the area.

The young lady and the man in question are seen with both legs and hands tied to the pole in front of the Wa Naa’s Palace as they scream each time the horsewhip lands on their backs.

It is unclear how the sex tape believed to have been recorded by both leaked to the public but the footages intercepted by reveal two horny adults who engaged in serious romance before going into the main act.

The male character is seen having his manhood sucked for minutes before penetrating the lady without a condom as she is heard moaning and groaning with ecstasy.

After several bouts of their sexual escapades, both are captured lying side by side amidst some soothing music while fondling themselves in readiness for another bout.

The elders and some residents are gathered in front of the Palace watching the punishment being meted to the two while others record with their phones the public flogging.





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