Lagos Finally Arraigns 28 Adults, 12Minors For Engaging In Homosexuality
The Lagos State Government on Thursday arraigned 28 adults and 12 minors before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly engaging in homosexuality contrary to the laws of the land.
The minors were arraigned before Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court, while the adults were arraigned before Yaba Magistrate Court.
The defendants, who are all males, were arraigned separately on a one-count charge. They were all arrested last Saturday by men of the Lagos State Police Command in Owode Onirin area of the State. .
The defendants were said to have been caught in the act of homosexuality at Vintage Hotel. 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.