Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor,the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dayi Constituency in the Volta Region, has observed that there is a lacuna in the existing law that prevents unnatural carnal knowledge and there is the need for Parliament to come up with a substantive Act of parliament to proscribe the entire activity.
“Perpetrators can be charged with abetment or conspiracy for engaging in unnatural carnal knowledge and that is why we have realised thatthere is the need for Parliament to come up with a substantive Act to address the lacuna in the provision of unnatural carnal knowledge in the Criminal Offenses Act in the 1992 Constitution,” he stated.
According to him, the existing law that criminalises unnatural carnal knowledge had created room for the prosecution to be difficult as the current provision meant perpetrators must be caught in the act before they could be proven they were engaging in unnatural carnal knowledge as enshrined in the Criminal Offenses Act.
Mr Dafeamekpor noted that Parliament had realised there was lacuna in the existing law that prevented unnatural carnal knowledge which made it difficult to punish people engaged in unnatural carnal knowledge because the law was such that perpetrators must be caught in the act with photograph or video to prove the act.
He indicated that the existing law was such that it was difficult to prove homosexuals who are in conference to promote activities of lesbians and gays were engaged in an act of unnatural carnal knowledge.
Mr Dafeamekpor pointed out that in criminal law, dealing with offences, known as equate offences which meant when two or three people meet to conspire to commit crime, the reason for conspiracy and abetment in prosecution adding that “maybe persons was not in the act but was part of those who plotted to commit crime”.
“There are some non-governmental organisations in the country that are hiding behind public advocacy to promote activities of homosexuality in schools to indoctrinate children into accepting lesbianism and gay as a way of life and if we do not pay attention to such activities, it will be deadly by polluting our children and by the time they attain maturity, the whole country is gone,” Mr Dafeamekpor warned. –peacefmonline.com