Some 200 men are in custody after their arrest at an alleged gay wedding in Nigeria’s southern Delta state.
According to reports, most of them distanced themselves from being gay saying that they attended the event as fashion designers, photographers and models.
Police spokesman DSP Bright Edafe maintained that Nigeria does not endorse or tolerate any forms of homosexuality and “it will never be tolerated”.
“This act is evil and we cannot copy the Western world,” he told BBC on Tuesday.
The cohort was apprehended on Monday after police officers interrogated a man dressing as a woman on Sunday evening. Others were allegedly found dressed as bride and groom.
They denied the claims saying that they were modelling at the event.
Meanwhile 67 out of the arrested are set to be charged following investigations.