Lovebirds who filmed their sexual intercourse, in Wa, in the Upper West Region, were tied to a pole at the forecourt of the Wa Naa’s Palace and flogged.
They were reportedly beaten because they were seen in a video that has gone viral on social media, having sex.
According to the young men, it was wrong for them to have filmed their sexual act.
They were therefore punished for tarnishing the reputation of the town and for engaging in an act that is frowned upon by Islam.
Reports indicate that the duo was arrested by some young men in the town and taken to the Palace. However, upon their arrival at the Palace, the Wa Naa was absent. The young men, instead of waiting on the Chief, decided to take the matter into their own hands and delivered a punishment they deemed fit.
In the flogging video that has gone viral, the couple was seen tied to a pole at the forecourt of the Palace and being whipped, while people looked on.
Two men were seen beating the young woman first.
Later, the man was flogged in a similar fashion.
In a report by Graphic Online, the community had earlier resolved to deal with people who are caught in similar situations.
This was after a young woman advertised that she was a commercial sex worker. In the video, she reportedly stated that she was available for hookups with interested parties.
The community members who were not pleased with the advertisement, informed the elders. The report indicated that the elders resolved to take action when necessary.
This was meant to deter others from behaving in the same way.