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Suspected LGBT members and activists denied bail

Suspected LGBT members and activists denied bail

Suspected Ho LGBT members and activists denied bail

A Ho Circuit Court has denied a bail application for some 21 persons

arraigned before it on the suspicion of being members and advocates

of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The court, presided over by Justice Felix Datsomor, therefore,

remanded the suspects which included 16 females

and five males into police custody.

They are to reappear on Friday, June 4, 2021.

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The suspects were arrested at a hotel in Godokpui in Ho on Thursday

after the Volta Regional Police Command picked information of their

meeting aimed at advocating and promoting the rights of LGBTs in Ghana.

According to the Volta Regional Police PRO, Sergeant Prince Dogbatse,

the suspect had in their possession materials on concepts encouraging

homosexuals to boldly announce their sexuality among other related books.

“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.

“A concept that is coming out at encouraging persons involved in these

behavior to come out publicly to mention or state the sexuality and

all about trans, I mean transgender,” he said.

He said everything they found with the suspects clearly depicts their intentions.

“I mean there is an agenda by these people to propagate the LGBTQ behaviour.

For now we have referred the preliminary charge of unlawful assembly

and while we continue our investigation,” he added.

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