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Lesbians arrested for attempting to hold wedding ceremony in Kwahu

Police in Kwahu Obomeng in the Eastern region have arrested some Ghanaian Lesbians who gathered to hold a wedding ceremony over the weekend.

The wedding ceremony, according to information available to NewsWire GH was held in a rented house at dawn.

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But the ceremony was cut short after a team of Police and traditional authorities stormed the place and arrested them.

The Police were, however, forced to grant the alleged lesbians bail due to the unavailability of a female cell at the station.

Chief of Obomeng Nana Effah Opinamang III in an interview on Accra based Kasapa FM said the traditional authorities got the Police to make the arrests upon a tip off of the said ceremony by some indigenes.

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22 out of the 30 guests at the lesbian wedding were arrested while the remaining fled the scene upon the arrival of the police.

This latest development comes weeks after an office rented by the minority group at Ashongman was closed down by the National Security following public outrage over activities of the group.

During the opening of the group’s previous office, it explained that there was a need for Ghanaians to respect human rights hence setting up a safe space for members.

The January 31 event was attended by representatives from the Australian and Danish Embassies and other EU delegates.

Anti-gay rights advocates heavily criticized the move leading to president Akufo-Addo clarifying that same-sex relationships will not be legalised in the country.

Ghana has not been very receptive to activities of gays, lesbians and other queer members of the LGBTQI+ society, a situation which has led to many international human rights activists criticising the country for its refusal to respect the rights of such persons.

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