Scores on social media are demanding the immediate release of some 21 persons picked up by the police on the suspicion of being LGBTQ members.

The group was remanded into police custody on Friday, May 21 for unlawful gathering and having in its possession books and flyers titled; “Hate Crime, The LGBTQ+ Muslim, Gender Acronyms, Coming Out, My Child: My Love Always, All About Trans.”

They have been denied bail by the Ho Circuit Court.

For some users on social media, the police have engaged in unlawful practice by rounding up Ghanaians who have committed no crime and refusing to grant them bail.

Others are also questioning the measures and tactics employed by the police to determine the sexual orientation of persons.

Hashtags such as #ReleaseThe21, #ReleaseAllThe21 among other similar constructions have dominated timelines of Twitter since the development ensued, with the aim of getting the suspects freed.

Meanwhile, the suspects are expected to reappear before the Court on June 4.

Below are some comments:



NULL Invalid API key or channelobject(stdClass)#8204 (1) { ["error"]=> object(stdClass)#8191 (3) { ["code"]=> int(403) ["message"]=> string(117) "The request cannot be completed because you have exceeded your quota." ["errors"]=> array(1) { [0]=> object(stdClass)#8179 (3) { ["message"]=> string(117) "The request cannot be completed because you have exceeded your quota." ["domain"]=> string(13) "youtube.quota" ["reason"]=> string(13) "quotaExceeded" } } } }