Police Stall Gay Wedding Ceremony in Delta, Arrest Couple, Guests

Sylvester Idowu in Warri

Detectives from Ekpan Police Division in Uvwie local government area of Delta State have arrested suspected a gay couple and their guests during a gay wedding ceremony.

The detectives, backed by several operations units, stormed a popular hotel (Name withheld) along Commissioner road, Off Refinery road, Ekpan, last weekend where the wedding was holding.

It was gathered that no fewer than 100 guests were in attendance to celebrate the ceremony at the time of Police invasion of the venue.

Over a 100 suspects were nabbed in the raid, but after profiling and preliminary interrogations, about 40 persons were released while others including the gay couple were detained.

“I can tell you authoritatively that some powerful individuals have been mounting pressure on the police to release the suspects, but the authorities insist on prosecution of the suspects to face the wrath of the anti-gay law.

“Some rights activists suspected to be members of the gay community are also intensifying the pressure on the police to free the suspects but the police have vowed to prosecute the suspects to serve as a deterrent to others,” the source said

 It was learnt that the owner of the hotel who gave out the reception hall was on the run but some hotel staff were arrested.

Meanwhile, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Edafe Bright, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), paraded yesterday, at Ekpan Divisional Police headquarters in Uvwie local government area ahead of their arraignment in court.

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