Kasoa Missing Manhood ‘False Alarmist’ Jailed

…Others Fined, Bonded

A man who conspired with two others to beat up a student, wrongly accused of causing a tricycle rider’s penis to shrink, has been sentenced to four months imprisonment by Awutu Breku District Court.

The court ordered, Zakaria Zulkani, to pay a fine of GH₵2,400, or in default, serve six months imprisonment on the charge of publication of false news.

This was after Zulkani, pleaded guilty to the charge of publication of false news.

On the charge of deceiving a public officer, the court ordered him to pay a fine of GH₵1,200, or in default, serve two months imprisonment as well, and serve a four-month jail term, a Ghana News Agency (GNA) report has said.

Additionally, he is to sign a bond to be of good behaviour within 12 months. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Seidu Abdul Nasir, an accomplice, pleaded guilty with an explanation on the charge of conspiracy to commit a crime, with the court cautioning and discharging him, because he had shown remorse in court.

On the charge of assault, the court ordered him to pay a fine of GH₵1,800, or in default, serve three months imprisonment.

Compensate Victim

However, the report added that, the court ordered Nasir, to sign a bond to be of good behaviour for 12 months and compensate the victim with GH₵2,400.

In the case of Innusah Musah, another accomplice, the court cautioned and discharged him on the charge of assault.

However, on the charge of conspiracy to commit a crime, Musah was ordered to pay a fine of GHC1,800 or serve three months.

He was additionally ordered by the court to sign a bond to be of good behaviour for 12 months and compensate the victim with GH₵2,400.

The three; Zakaria Zulkani, Seidu Abdul Nasir, and Innusah Musah, are all tricycle riders.

The prosecution led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Thomas Sarfo and Chief Inspector Bernice Wie Kpuusuu, said the complainant Abdul Suleman, was a student and resident of Kojo-Oku, a suburb of Gomoa Nyanyano.

Zulkani, the first accused person, Seidu Abdul Nasir, the second accused and Innusah Musah, the third accused person, are all tricycle riders and residents of Walantu, Kasoa.

On March 31, 2024, at 11:00 am, the complainant boarded Zulkani’s tricycle from Kasoa to Millennium City junction.

There were two persons on board, but one alighted at Kakraba near KFC.
The prosecution said on reaching the Ghana Revenue Office, the complainant, gave Zulkani the fare, but he told him to hold on.

The prosecutor, said Zulkani after riding for a few meters closer to “I See Block Factory” stopped and parked off the road to urinate.

It said Zulkani  was making phone call, whilst urinating and suddenly ran to the complainant and started accusing him of causing his penis to shrink.
Subsequently, the prosecution said Zulkani, held the complainant’s shirt firmly and called Nasir and Musah.

The prosecution said due to Zulkani’s false alarm, Nasir and Musah, arrived at the scene and assaulted the complainant without any provocation.

Fortunately for the complainant,  the Central East Police Patrol Team, arrived at the scene and rescued the complainant.

The parties were all taken to the Millennium City Police Station, where a complaint was lodged.
The prosecution said Zulkani was escorted to Kasoa Polyclinic for examination and treatment.

After the examination, the Medical Officer on duty, said Zulkani’s penis was normal and stable contrary to his assertion.

The prosecutor, said the complainant was issued with a Police medical report form for treatment.

The court was presided over by Mrs Naomi A. A. Kuntour.


9 Arrested

Earlier, the Ghana Police Service said a total of nine persons were arrested for publication of false news regarding the alleged disappearance of their genitals that led to fear and panic among the public and attacks on innocent citizens.

Police investigations, including medical examinations, disclosed that all the claims are false.

Six persons, have been arrested in Kasoa, in the Central Region, two in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region, and another in Nkawkaw, in the Eastern Region, for making such false claims of missing genitals.

Currently, five have been put before court with three remanded into police custody and two granted bail.

The rest are on police inquiry bail and would soon be put before the court.

In a statement issued, the Ghana Police Service said, “it notes with concern this increasing trend of persons making false claims of the disappearance of their genitals and blaming innocent bystanders that sometimes lead to mob attacks. We wish to caution the public against such criminal conduct that is likely to harm innocent people as well as disturb the public peace.”


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