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Police disrupt same-sex wedding ceremony in Delta, arrest 67

° CP warns against same-sex

By Nkasi Paul Okolie

The Delta State Police Command has disrupted same-sex marriage ceremony in Warri area of the state .
Already, 67 members have been arrested at the venue of the ceremony.
In a statement by Delta State Police Publlic Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Bright Edafe, ” on August 27, 2023 at about 2100hrs, operatives of the divisional patrol team attached to Ekpan Division intercepted a male cross-dresser,who claimed to be an actor; upon interrogation, he confessed that he is a member of a certain gay club, and that he was on his way to join his fellow members for a gay marriage ceremony.
” Acting on intelligence gathered, Divisional Police Officer, CSP Aliyu Shaba, raided Teebolus Hotel, Off Refinery Road, Ekpan,Warri,where some suspected gay members were reportedly holding a gay marriage ceremony.
“As the operatives arrived at the said hotel, the gay members immediately took to flight, scampering in different directions. The policemen chased and arrested a total number of 67 suspects both male and female for allegedly conducting and attending a same-sex wedding ceremony between Daniel Pius (the groom),22yrs old and Maxwel Ohwonohwo ‘m’ (bride) aged 20. The venue of the illicit event was searched, and the following items were recovered at the scene: one codeine bottle, three cups of refined Canadian loud, five sachets of SK, one sachet of tramadol, four tablets of molly drug, one crusher, gay marriage ceremonial dresses.
” During investigation, one of the suspects, Abel Daniel, 23,stated that while he was under the influence of alcohol, one male suspect, who is at large had sex with him through his anus in the hotel. The suspects and exhibits are in custody and efforts are intensified to ensure the arrest of the fleeing members for possible prosecution.

” Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, states unequivocally that Delta state is no place for any sort of same-sex relationship; that marriage is valid only when it is contracted between a man and a woman. He further warns that explicit or implicit public show of amorous relationships between people of the same sex is prohibited in the state; that any act of defiance is detrimental and deviants would be brought to book in accordance with Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013.

“CP Abass encourages members of the public to help the police uphold the moral standards of the society by being conscious of the environment, and never hesitate to provide credible and prompt information that will aid the maintenance of serenity within the command. Members of the public are also entreated to call the police via the dedicated phone lines or reach out to the Police Public Relations Office for necessary action.
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