Gay Party:  67 Suspects Nabbed in Delta

Gay Party: 67 Suspects Nabbed in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested 67 gay suspects Warri, Delta State.

  In a statement by DSP. Edafe Bright, Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State, Command, Asaba, the police stormed a gay hotel on August 27, 2023 at about 2100hrs, when operatives divisional patrol team attached to Ekpan Division, intercepted a male cross-dresser who claimed to be an actor.

The police said 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, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Aliyu Shaba, on intelligence report, stormed Teebolus Hotel, off Refinery Road Ekpan, Warri where some suspected gay members were reportedly holding a gay marriage ceremony.

According to the operatives, the gay members immediately took to flight on sighting the invaders, as 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 Daniel Pius ‘m’(the groom) aged 22yrs old and Maxwel Ohwonohwo ‘m’ (bride) aged 20yrs.

The report further said that 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.

The PPRO also informed that during investigation, one of the suspects named Abel Daniel ‘m’ 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.

The suspects and exhibits are allegedly in custody and efforts are intensified to ensure the arrest of the fleeing members for possible prosecution.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, noted, “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 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.

He encouraged 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,” he added.

The control room numbers are; 08036684974, 08125958005, 09053872287.


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