It was gathered that the police raided a hotel in the area, where the suspected gays were having a party following a tip-off.
A police source said, “The officers arrested an undisclosed number of them, mostly men of different age brackets.”
An indigene of the community, who corroborated the police source, said, “The gays were holding a party at the facility when trouble ensued, leading to the invitation of policemen from the Ukpo Police Division.
“The suspects attempted fleeing in all directions when the policemen arrived, leading to the destruction of ceilings and other items in the hotel.
“The suspects were taken to the command’s anti-cult office in Ukpo for investigation.”
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, told Punch that the incident report had not been brought to his knowledge