Nigerian Police Arrest 42 Gay Men for Seeking HIV Testing and Counseling

July 31, 2017 15:24 EDT

Dozens of gay and bisexual men have been arrested in Nigeria for attending an HIV awareness event.

Police in Lagos State raided the Vincent Hotel Saturday around 3:30 p.m., reports Punch magazine, detaining at least 42 people.

A local who identified as Tunji told Punch there had been rumors “that the hotel harbors homosexuals” and “about 40 of them were caught in the act” in this mass arrest.


SOURCE: www.advocate.com/world/2017/7/31/nigerian-police-arrest-42-gay-men-seeking-hiv-testing-and-counseling