In a press release sighted by News On Ghana, the Ghana Police Service had announced that a planned LGBTQI conference was intercepted and 21 persons were arrested.
The statement reads….
“21 LGBTQI MEMBERS REMANDED FOR UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY IN HO
21 persons including 16 females and 5 males suspected to be lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex were today 21 May, 2021 remanded into Police custody by Ho Circuit Court for Unlawful Assembly at the Nurses and Midwives Hotel, Ho.
This follows the arrest of the 21 at their supposed conference at the Nurses and Midwives Hotel, Ho yesterday 20 May, 2021. The suspects are from Greater Accra, Ashanti, Upper East, Upper West, Western, Eastern, Northern and the Volta regions and were advocating LGBTQI activities.
Preliminary investigations uncovered materials such us books and fliers titled “Hate Crime, The LGBTQ+ Muslim, Gender Acronyms, Coming Out, My Child, My Love Always, All About Trans, All About Intersex, Key Watch and One Love Sisters Ghana”.
The accused persons will reappear before court on June 04, 2021 .
Meanwhile, the command assures the public of its resolve to get to the bottom of this issue whilst also cautioning the public, particularly parents to be wary of activities of persons involved in this misbehavior and report them to the Police.
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