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Police Bust Same Sex Marriage in Delta, Arrest 67 Suspects

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The Delta State Command of Nigeria Police has raided Teebolus Hotel, off Refinery Road Ekpan Warri, where some suspected gay members were reportedly holding a gay marriage ceremony.

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe in a statement said as the operatives arrived at the said hotel, the suspected gay members immediately took to flight, scampering in different directions.

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According to him, “on 27th of August, 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.”

He stated that policemen chased and arrested a total number of sixty-seven suspects both male and female for allegedly conducting and attending a same-sex wedding ceremony between Daniel Pius ‘m’ (the groom) aged 22yrs old and Maxwel Ohwonohwo ‘m’ (bride) aged 20yrs.

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“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.

He added that the suspects and exhibits are in custody, noting that efforts are intensified to ensure the arrest of the fleeing members for possible prosecution.

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The 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 warned 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 Wale Abass encouraged 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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