The Police in Mpraeso have arrested 22 persons at Obomeng in the Eastern Region over suspicion of organising a same-sex marriage.
The suspects were arrested at the event which was being organised for two females following a tip-off.
Acting spokesperson for the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sargent Francis Gomado has confirmed the arrest.
Sargent Francis Gomado has however revealed that the police did not find any evidence to prove that the event was a marriage ceremony.
“The Police, upon the state of the information, went to the scene and met the gathering at an enclosed place. The exact motive of the gathering wasn’t immediately known. There was no marriage blessing going on but they were having a party.
“When they were questioned, they told the Police that they were celebrating one of their ladies’ birthday. But element of lesbians meeting or getting married has not been proven yet because there is nothing, for now, to suggest that it was what they were doing”.
The suspects according to the police will be arraigned before court for flouting the COVID-19 safety protocols.