La­gos ar­raigns 28 adults, 12 mi­nors over ho­mo­sex­ual acts

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The La­gos State Gov­ern­ment yes­ter­day ar­raigned 28 adults and 12 mi­nors be­fore a La­gos Mag­is­trate Court for al­legedly en­gag­ing in ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity.

The mi­nors were ar­raigned be­fore Ebute-Metta Mag­is­trate Court, while the adults were taken be­fore Yaba Mag­is­trate Court.

The de­fen­dants, all male, were ar­raigned sep­a­rately on a one-count charge fol­low­ing their ar­rest at a pop­u­lar ho­tel last Saturday by men of the La­gos State Po­lice Com­mand in Owode Onirin area of the state.

Ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal charge, the de­fen­dants had on or about 29th July, 2017, at Vin­tage Ho­tel on Iko­rodu Road/ Toyin Close, Owode Onirin, La­gos, en­gaged in gay ac­tiv­i­ties by per­mit­ting male per­sons to have canal knowl­edge of them­selves.

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).

The de­fen­dants all pleaded not guilty, while their lawyers - Ehiko Onoche, S.M Oladele urged the court to ad­mit them to bail.

Chief Mag­is­trate Ade­wale Ojo granted bail to the de­fen­dants in the sum of N500, 000 and two sureties in like sum.

The mag­is­trate also granted the re­quest of the pros­e­cu­tion de­mand­ing mon­i­tor­ing and sex­ual re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion for the de­fen­dants, while the mat­ter was ad­journed to Septem­ber 8, 2017.

Photo: Felix Onig­binde

From left: For­mer Min­is­ter Alabo Tonye Gra­ham-Dou­glas; Capt Hosa Okunbo; Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Niger Delta De­vel­op­ment Com­pany NDDC, Mr. Mene Derek and Chair­man NDDC Se­na­tor Ndoma Egba dur­ing the meet­ing of Pan Niger Delta Fo­rum with the Act­ing Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo at the Pres­i­den­tial Villa yes­ter­day.

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