The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, says the Nigeria police arrested no fewer than 42 gay men allegedly involved in homosaxual acts at a hotel at Weigh Bridge in Owode Onirin area of Lagos State on Saturday. According to the police spokesman, the hotel, Vincent Hotel, where they were caught in the act had been sealed off. He added that the suspects had been handed over to the state task force for prosecution.
“It is true. About 42 suspected homosaxuals were arrested and the hotel has been condoned off while investigation continues. They are in custody of the Lagos State Task Force and will be charged to court soon.”
A resident of the area, who gave his name only as Tunji, said policemen from the Owode Onirin Division swooped on the suspects around 3.30 pm.
“There have been reports that the hotel harbours homosaxuals. They were there this afternoon when policemen struck. About 42 of them were caught in the act.”