The suspects were rounded up at a hotel at Weigh Bridge in Owode Onirin area of Lagos State on Saturday.

The Vincent Hotel, where they were caught in the act, has been sealed off.

It was gathered that policemen from the Owode Onirin Division swooped on the suspects around 3.30 pm.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest.

He added that the suspects have been handed over to the state task force for prosecution.

He said, “It is true. About 42 suspected homosexuals were arrested and the hotel has been condoned off while investigation continues.

"They are in custody of the Lagos State Task Force and will be charged to court soon."

The Federal Government of Nigeria continue to warn citizens not to participate in same sex marriages or homosexual activities which attracts up to 14 years in prison for those found guilty.