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Delta police arrest over 100 gay suspects


The Delta State Police Command on Tuesday arrested over 100 gay suspects who were allegedly carrying out a gay wedding ceremony in a hotel in the state.


The state police command made the announcement in a post on its official X (formerly Twitter) handle, saying that the suspects would be paraded shortly.


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Delta State Command have  Arrested over hundred gay suspects in a hotel carrying out a gay wedding ceremony. We will be going Live Shortly on Facebook to parade the said Suspects” the post reads


The arrest continues the crackdown on homosexuality in Nigeria, which is illegal under the country’s Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act of 2014, stipulating a 14-year prison term for anyone convicted. 


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In recent years, there have been several arrests of gay people in Nigeria. In 2018, the police in the state also paraded 57 men for alleged homosexual activities at Kelly Ann Hotel, Egbeda, Lagos.


 In 2020, the Lagos State Police Command arrested 10 individuals suspected of homosexual activities in a brothel.


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And in 2022, eight alleged homosexuals were arrested in a hotel in Isolo.