The two lovers have spoken out about their pain and current circumstances after being publicly flogged at Wa Naa’s palace over a leaked sex tape.
In an exclusive interview with TV3 on Sunday, the two plainly distraught lovers remembered the horrors they through as they were paraded and beaten in front of onlookers who mocked them.
The woman caught in the act, who had bruises on her back and wounds on her hands, recalled how she was chosen and the agony she had through.
“I was kidnapped and beaten up by some young guys until we got to the palace, where I was flogged twenty times.”
I was badly hurt and left to my own devices. She bitterly recalled, “I had to travel to the hospital with a friend who covered the expense of treatment, which was between GH500 and GH600; with the promise of paying back later.”
The lady who works around a lorry station revealed that she has not been able to return to her place of work, following the embarrassing development.
“I wish I could get a decent job to do and take care of myself because I can’t return to the station where I worked”, she noted.
A young man, who spoke in an interview with TV3 reiterated the ordeal of the flogged lady; pleading for her conduct to be pardoned. According to him, the lady’s current situation has both economic and psychological implications, thus should be pardoned.
“Even as we’re speaking, how she’ll be feeding sometimes baffles my mind. Because you don’t have anybody to feed you and now there’s some social trauma on you, where you have to quarantine yourself somewhere. For me, I’m pleading with the people. Because it’s something that has happened and could happen to anybody”, he said.
The other character in the trending development in Wa, also spoke about his predicament. With his eyes filled with blood, he recounted the sour treatment he encountered.
In his narration, he disclosed that apart from the whips which landed on his back, he suffered damage in his eye, due to a kicked in the face by one of his violent torturers. This, he said has affected his sight.
“Ever since the incident happened, one of my brothers who is also working at the social welfare came here. Then they took me to the hospital for general body screening. Then after the screening, it was just some bursts and pains and bruises that were on my body.
But it was my eye that was affected. Because that one, it was kicked by someone with the foot. So when it gets to a certain level, when I go out it becomes blur and tears begin to come out”, he said.
He called on the general public to offer him the necessary support as he continues to seek the relevant medical attention.
“We’re still hoping and praying that we should get well. [With] the Police medical form, when we last went went there, the District Commander (DC) wasn’t in town. So that we’ll go for the clearance and the doctor will sign. And it will proceed.
An eye specialist told me that in three days or four days, I should always come for a check up. That was what happened. Whatever that happened, just as I said earlier on, it’s in God’s control. But if you see that you can help, you can chip in and help”, he pleaded.
Meanwhile, a beverage shop, ‘Nuzeesa’, believed to be his work place, has since the incident, remained closed.
”Ever since the incident happened, I haven’t seen him again around. And the shop has always been opened except on Sundays like today. They don’t work. But ever since the case, he hasn’t come to the shop again”, a nearby shop attendant revealed.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service has arrested 25 persons for disrupting peace and destroying property at Wa, following the arrest of some suspects in connection with the flogging of the lovers whose sex tape went viral.
The Police in a press statement issued on Thursday, June 2, said they were arrested for attempting to forcefully release three suspects from lawful custody.
“The Police have arrested twenty-five (25) people in Wa for attempting to forcefully secure the release of three suspects who were in Police custody for flogging the victims in the Wa viral video”.
The statement added that the mob pelted stones and other implements at the Police station.
“The irate mob pelted the charge office and adjoining offices with stones and other implements. The youth also set vehicle tires ablaze on some major streets in the municipality”.
The Police said it finds the action as an attempt at derailing the course of justice for the victims of the flogging.
“We find the mob action, which was calculated to derail the course of justice for the victims who were flogged in the Wa viral video unacceptable, and we condemn it in no uncertain terms”.