The chief of New Akrofuom in the Adansi Asokwa district in the Ashanti Region has been arrested for allegedly attempting to sodomise a 17-year-old boy.
The traditional ruler reportedly entered the young boy’s room with the intention of engaging in the act with him, but the young boy screamed for help, drawing the attention of community members.
Sensing danger, the chief fled the scene, but the community members went to his residence and attempted to lynch him.
The incident took place in the early hours of Monday, October 23.
Police officers later arrived at the chief’s residence and took the suspect into custody.
Reporting the incident on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM, Brother Bismark said the minor had told the police that the chief had already allegedly had unnatural carnal knowledge of the victim before this attempt.
Residents have described the incident as unfortunate and asked the police to investigate the matter and prosecute the chief.