Twenty-one (21) persons who were arrested in Ho for promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) activities have been denied bail by a Ho Circuit Court.

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A group of people who promoted LGBTQI and were arrested have been denied by the Ho circuit court.

The 21 persons suspected to be the promoters of the LGBTQI were arrested on Thursday when they met at a hotel in the Volta Regional capital.

They appeared before a court presided by Justice Felix Datsomor and the 21 suspects made up of 16 females and 5 females were denied bail. They are to remain remanded until Friday, June 4, 2021. 

The Regional Police Commander dispatched a number of security personnels to the area where the advocators were to meet after receiving a tip off. The Police said they found materials on concepts encouraging homosexuals to boldly announce their sexuality, 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 transgender 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 sexuality 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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