Friday, August 4, 2017

Lagos Court Grants 28 Alleged Homosexuals Bail (Pics)

28 adult alleged homosexuals who were arraigned by the Lagos State Government before the Yaba Magistrate Court for allegedly engaging in homosexual acts in the state, have been granted bail.
This is coming after 42 suspected homosexuals, were arrested at Vincent Hotel at Weigh bridge in Owode Onirin area of the state last weekend.

According to the criminal charge, the defendants were said to have “On or about 29th July, 2017, engage in gay activities by permitting male persons to have canal knowledge of themselves against the order of nature.”
The adults are; Adedayo Kamadupe (27), Abiodun Pedro (22), Ikechukwu Onyebuchi (32), Dike Stanley (19), Oji Charles Isioma (28), Garuba Ibrahim (21), Monday Favour (20), Ayo Marcus Ayobamidele (26), Stanley Adeasbo (25), Victor Isaac (18), Godwin Williams (19), Kashimawo Oluwatosin (25), Abass Tajudeen (24), Olamigoke Adeola (19) and Yussuf Fawaz (19). Others are Johnson Michael (19), Francis Michael (22), Samuel Adeyinka (25), Samuel Collins (25), Kazeem Akorede (25), Adebayo Bukola (23), Ochiagha Ifeanyi (19), Babatunde Taiwo (26), Raphael Dugh (30), Kenneth Ubaji (19), Alisi Ferdinand Okechukwu (30), Malik Ahmed (18) and Olamide Adeola (18). .

After the charge was read to the defendants, they all pleaded not guilty. In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Adewale Ojo granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N500, 000 and two sureties in like sum. 
The minors were arraigned before Magistrate Segun Elias of Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court in a closed-session.
Homosexuality is an illegal act in Nigeria. Following the anti-gay bill signed into law by former President Goodluck Jonathan in January 2014, homosexuality is still considered an illegal act in Nigeria.

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