Arrest of 21 LGBTQs: Ernesto Yeboah spits shame on "stupid laws"

Arrest of 21 LGBTQs: Ernesto Yeboah spits shame on "stupid laws"

- Ernesto Yeboah has condemned the arrest of some members of the LGBTQ community

- The social commentator wonders how assembly to discuss one’s sexuality is a crime

- These suspects were remanded after being put before the court over an unlawful assembly

Leader of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah, has described the arrest as shameful. He questions how an assembly of these people to discuss their sexuality amounts to a crime.

“It’s shameful enough that in Ghana people are criminalized based on their sexuality. Now, how does talking about it constitute a crime?” he fumed.

The 21 people, consisting of 16 females and five males, were remanded into police custody on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Reactions are pouring in all over social media upon the arrest of 21 members of the gay community by police officials in the Volta Region.

According to a statement by the Volta Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service, the suspects were remanded after being put before the court over an unlawful assembly.

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The group, the statement revealed, was arrested while they were having a conference at the Nurses and Midwives Hotel n the Volta Regional capital of Ho on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

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Nii Ayi Ayitey Nii Ayi Ayitey, aka Charles Ayitey, is an experienced journalist who covered Current Affairs news for Yen.com.gh from 2015-2021. He also worked for such companies as Multimedia Group Limited, Scooper, and Face2Face Africa. Nii Ayi Ayitey holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (2015). Currently, he's studying at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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