One of the 57 men arrested for homosexuality says he’s HIV positive

One of the 57 men arrested for allegedly engaging in homosexual activity at Kelly Ann Hotel/ Event Centre in Egbeda, Lagos, has spoken out.

The 20-year-old man identified as James Brown told journalists they were attending a birthday party and that he is not a homosexual.

James who claims to be a dancer and was at the club to perform – told journalists during the parade in Lagos that he was arrested and labeled homosexual despite telling the police of his HIV status.

When asked how he contacted HIV, he said that he got from birth (through his mother).

The young man said, “I went there to work and get paid. The party was on Saturday and it is (was) meant to be overnight. I was arrested and have been denied to even take my drugs which is for medical reasons.”

James Brown also said that they were about 25 girls at the birthday venue but the police left them to arrest the guys and labelled them gays. He said he regrets the day he was born in this country.

According to the police, the young men numbering about 80 were met in a hall taking different types of drinks including banned substance like Tramadol, Shisha laced with substances suspected to be Marijuana. When the men sighted the police, they took to their heels but the police arrested 57 of them.

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