by ‘Jola Sotubo
The police in Delta have arrested 26 lesbians in the state after a raid on their hideout around the Awai road area of Asaba.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Celestina Kalu confirmed the arrest and said that the suspects were having sex when they were apprehended.
The Nigerian Senate and President Goodluck Jonathan signed off on the anti-homosexuality law which came into effect early this year.
The police spokesperson who explained that the suspects were caught naked, averred that the hideout harbours perpetrators of various criminal activities especially lesbianism.
She said the suspects who confessed to the crime during interrogation, claimed they were in it as a way to eke a living.
Kalu further said the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigation.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the hideout is operated as a pub to ward off suspicion by the public and operators of the spot who have been making brisk business in the last two years, employ thugs who stand sentry at the gate and collect fees from those willing to be exposed to the illicit sexual activities at the hideout.
Teenage girls from neighbouring communities and states reportedly troop to the hideout at night where after smoking and drinking, they engage in sexual acts with patrons who pay them heavily.