Delta Police Burst Same-Sex Wedding, Arrest 67 Suspects

By Frank Oshanugor

A timely intervention of personnel of the Delta State Police Command has nipped in the bud attempt to upscale same-sex marriage culture by members of a nocturnal group in Delta State.

AtlanticNewsonline gathered that on Sunday the 27th of August, 2023 at about 9pm operatives of the divisional patrol team attached to Ekpan Division intercepted a male cross-dresser who claimed to be an actor. Upon interrogation, he reportedIy 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, the Divisional Police Officer, Aliyu Shaba, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) raided Teebolus Hotel off Refinery Road Ekpan, Warri with his men 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 their heels, scampering in different directions. The 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 one Daniel Pius (the groom) aged 22yrs old and Maxwel Ohwonohwo (bride) aged 20yrs.

Police sources confirmed that when the venue of the illicit event was searched, 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 named Abel Daniel (aged 23 years) stated that while he was under the influence of alcohol, one male suspect who is at large had sex with him through his anus at the hotel.

Confirming the incident, Delta Police spokesman DSP Bright Edafe said the suspects and exhibits have been taken into custody and efforts were being intensified to ensure the arrest of the fleeing members for possible prosecution.

He added that the State Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, has unequivocally declared 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.”

Meanwhile, Commissioner Abass has 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 State.

Members of the public have also been entreated to call the police via the dedicated phone lines or reach out to the Police Public Relations Office for necessary action using any of the following CONTROL ROOM NUMBERS:

  1. 08036684974
  2. 08125958005
  3. 09053872287.
Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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