Court denies bail for 21 LGBT members and activists arrested in Ho

Twenty-one (21) persons who were arrested in Ho for promoting L3sbian, Gvy, Bi$3xual and Tran$gender (LGBT)activities have been denied bail by a Ho Circuit Court.

The suspects were arrested in the Volta Regional capital on Thursday when they met at a hotel to allegedly promote gay rights in the country.

Appearing before a court presided over by Justice Felix Datsomor, the suspects, 16 females and five males, were denied bail.

They have since been remanded in prison and asked to reappear in court on Friday, June 4, 2021.

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The Volta Regional Police Command was tipped off and a team of officers was dispatched to the location to apprehend the LGBT advocates and members.

The Police said they found materials on concepts encouraging homo$3xuals to boldly announce their $3xuality, among other related books, in the possession of the suspects. 

The Volta Regional Police PRO, Sergeant Prince Dogbatse, said the suspects also had materials encouraging people who identify as tran$gender to publicly speak out.

“We also got the LGBT+ Muslim book that is among some of the materials that they are using, they also have gender acronyms coming out,” he said, as quoted by Myjoyonline.

“A concept that is coming out at encouraging persons involved in these behavior to come out publicly to mention or state the s3kuality and all about trans, I mean transgender.”

“I mean there is an agenda by these people to propagate the LGBTQ behavior. For now we have referred the preliminary charge of unlawful assembly and while we continue our investigation,” he added.

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