42 Suspected Homosexuals Arrested In Lagos

“About 42 suspected homosexuals were arrested and the hotel has been cordoned off while the investigation continues.

Recall that in January 2014, the Goodluck Jonathan administration signed the anti-gay bill into law and proffers a 14-year jail term for anyone found guilty of committing acts of homosexuality in Nigeria.

The Lagos state police command reportedly arrested the suspected homosexuals at Vincent Hotel at Weigh bridge in Owode Onirin area of the state. 

The state Police Command spokesperson, Olarinde Famous-Cole who confirmed the arrest, said the police got information that some homosexuals gather at the hotel and use the place to perform sexual activities and conduct wild parties. 

Acting on the tip-off, the police carried out a raid on the hotel yesterday afternoon and arrested them.

They are in custody of the Lagos State Task Force and will be charged to court soon,” he said