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Homosexuality: Lagos charges 28 adults, 12 minors to court

The defendants | Photo Credit: Lagos State Government

28 adults and 12 minors arrested for allegedly engaging in gay sex have been arraigned by the Lagos state government on Thursday.

The adults were arraigned before the Yaba Magistrate Court and the minors the before the Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court.

The defendants who are all males, were arrested on Saturday by the police officers from the Owode Onirin Division of the Lagos State Police inside a hotel in the area.

According to Vanguard, they were arraigned separately on a one-count charge.

The criminal charge read in part: “On or about 29th July, 2017, at Vintage Hotel, No. 999 Ikorodu Road/Toyin Close, Weigh Bridge, Owode Onirin, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did engage in gay activities by permitting male persons to have canal knowledge of themselves against the order of nature and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

The defendants who are between the ages of 18 and 27 pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them.

Their lawyers Ehiko Onoche and S.M Oladele urged the court to admit them to bail of which the prosecution team led by Adetutu Oshinusi from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State Ministry of Justice did not oppose.

Oshinusi however urged the Court to direct the defendants to report at the Lagos State Aids Control Agency (LSACA) for monitoring and Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) for rehabilitation.

Chief Magistrate Adewale Ojo granted the prosecution’s request and also granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum adding that one of the sureties must be a relative of the defendant, and the other within the court’s jurisdiction.

They must also present evidence that they are regular tax payers.

The arraignment of the minors took place in a closed-session before Magistrate Segun Elias of the Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court.

Photo Credit: Lagos State Government

31 Comments

  1. Chyke

    August 3, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    It’s in Nigeria that people’s gets jailed for being in love. What a zoo

    • Fruitcakers

      August 3, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      LoL, go take DAT comment and shove it up somewhere; u fruit cake!!

      The only thing belong to a Zoo here is you!

    • truth

      August 4, 2017 at 4:17 am

      What is civilised i what these boys were doing oyinbo chyke? How will homosexuality help nigeria economy? Homosexual are like children putting pencil in their ears ( wrong right?)

    • dust

      August 4, 2017 at 6:40 am

      homosexuality is a recipe for the wrath of nature on the region that practices it.. as long as normal people don’t discipline or take action against homos that entire region will be wiped off by nature… you have seen the floods, its only a matter of time before hail stones and other natural disasters start happening in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria..

    • ec

      August 4, 2017 at 7:26 am

      let them be. how do you justify such arrests? Were they caught in the act?

      While y’all are arresting homosexuals don’t forget to arrest the men marrying and raping underage girls.

  2. Nee

    August 3, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    So all of them were having sex with each other? Let’s even ignore the stupidity of the law. How do you “prove” the accusations against them? To hell with this country and its leaders.

    • truth

      August 4, 2017 at 4:20 am

      You will soon be arrested for your homosexual lifestyle, mentality unstable people claiming they love, we also love arresting gay people.

    • BlueEyed

      August 4, 2017 at 6:52 am

      Hi truth, Its clear the demons you are fighting with, don’t worry they will soon catch up with you. Live your “truth” dear like (these young men whose only mistake here is being born in a useless country like Nigeria), you don’t have to overcompensate, that closet space will soon be too hot for you, LOL

  3. Nene

    August 3, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Lol. How do these arrests affect the Nigerian economy. There are people out there who should be charged and arrested

    • truth

      August 4, 2017 at 4:22 am

      Homosexuality affects our economy on the long run, it destroy our foundation, our future population and it is a white man mentality we need to resist. Go and learn where to properly put ur D*** and we will free you.

  4. Author Unknown

    August 4, 2017 at 12:15 am

    “Oshinusi however urged the Court to direct the defendants to report at the Lagos State Aids Control Agency (LSACA) for monitoring and Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) for rehabilitation.”

    In this prosecution’s request, that was granted by the judge, lies the problem. What rehabilitation? Why the AIDS stigma? Homosexuality IS a harmless part of human nature, like it or not. Prosecutor spelling carnal knowledge as canal knowledge. Yeye.

  5. Vanilla

    August 4, 2017 at 12:33 am

    That’s their fucked up business, Nigeria oops Nizooeria. Emotions can’t be bottled, or sabotaged Okk. What nonsense. Gay’s and lesbians are everywhere doh

  6. iiissshhh

    August 4, 2017 at 12:34 am

    I am just staring at their behind wondering the state of their anus?.SMH

  7. Susie

    August 4, 2017 at 4:25 am

    The funniest thing about this law is that they will throw them in jail with men only. The person is already gay then you lock him up with men ONLY for 14 whole years to cure him? Prison where even straight men have gay ‘sekks’ when the urge is too strong? I think these guys will actually be gayer when they come out of prison! Useless law ever lol

    • SHE

      August 4, 2017 at 10:18 am

      LOL

  8. Stephen

    August 4, 2017 at 7:09 am

    ZOO NATION
    Blind country
    No light
    No water
    No hospital
    Political thieves everywhere
    Millions dying of hunger
    500 Naira to a dollar
    ZOO NATION.

  9. BzKneez

    August 4, 2017 at 7:18 am

    When is the LSACA going to investigate all the ‘big men’ who ho around, having sex with girls and women alike (maybe even men too!), simply because they can through money around?

    They are the ones most at risk of spreading AIDD and destroying the economy of Nigeria (cuz we all know that the money they use belongs to the people!)

    What is arresting 40 people going to bring about? Aside from filling up an overpopulated prison and taking up cour time from something more important (like your paedophiles, kidnappers, fraudsters, murderers and embezzlers)

  10. keke driver

    August 4, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Nigeria has a long way to go….. What a country!!! *sigh*

  11. Bellerbys

    August 4, 2017 at 9:22 am

    2 things sha: don’t complain when a closet gay person marries you. After all you don’t want these people living freely and you want them to live according to what you prefer. I work with homosexuals in Nigeria and I know that about 70% are married. 20% are in long term relationships with the married ones. The remaining 10 are single because they are still young, or may never marry. A mix of the super rich from Switzerland and England, the average from private and federal Nigerian universities, and some drivers and mechanics.
    I can also tell you for free that loads of the HIV positive people are the married men, their enduring wives at home, and the girlfriends of the married men. Stop assuming Nigerian HIV stats are like that of countries where monogamous marriages are actually monogamous.

    • Sunshiney

      August 4, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      So it’s ok for gays to lie right. That’s a crock, they don’t have to marry anyone or they can marry overseas. Being homosexual is not a crime but gay sex is and that’s only when caught. They can have their discrete relationships, but they want to ruin women’s lives because they are weak.

  12. SHE

    August 4, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I don’t know why you are all complaining. That IS the law. If you don’t like the law, advocate and have it changed. C’est simple!

  13. tess

    August 4, 2017 at 10:28 am

    the picture is static.but you can see they are really Gay

  14. Sunshiney

    August 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I remember a former friend who is Nigerian told me that Nigeria had no homosexuals… LOL!!! But that as about 11 years ago.

    I see people calling Nigeria a zoo, so anything that white people think is ok, black people must follow, when will be start believing that our culture and systems are good enough for us. If we want to change it, we can. Because the Americans and the Europeans like or don’t like something we must continuously remain in their shadow… Mental slavery!!!

    • Author Unknown

      August 4, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Your comment is completely ignorant, and I say this respectfully, not as an insult, though you seem to talk a lot of sh*t. The anti-gay law that is being applied IS what is based on old western values inherited from colonial masters. Give me confirmed examples of how African traditional institutions treated homosexuality negatively BEFORE Europeans came. Apparently, they were even somewhat revered, or at worst accommodated. There’s nothing foreign about homosexuality in Africa. It was there before colonisation, and remains after colonisation. Only colonisation changed our attitude towards them…for the worse. YOU my dear are the colonial mentality slave.

  15. Homosexuality is wrong

    August 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Sunshinery u nailed it there. Pure mental slavery. Just so wrong. When its wrong, its wrong my people, no two ways about it. We should not let the western culture define our values. Homosexuality is Pure rubbish!

  16. Tim Jones

    August 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Good one to lagos state police for maintaining the law of the land ! I want them to carry out the law with the same passion and do the following things too; Arrest all the thieving politicians in Nigeria,all the thieving pastors and Imam deceiving people.all the rapist and old men sleeping with underage girls and most importantly lagos state govt officials not doing their jobs.a country that cannot maintain clean toilets at the international airport and no clean water service arresting consenting adults doing whatver they want to do in their privacy.We need to Educate our minds and free our minds .

  17. BelovHed

    August 4, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Smh….there are orgys happening in Lekki and Ilaje beach tho….

    We all know the lesbian Djs and gay male fashion stylists, actors, singers, cream mixers, bloggers, etc but because they are children of the rich…smh

    There have been gays in nigerian since the 80s….seen in Lagos, Kano, be in, Ibadan, sokoto, etc

    Parents are mixed and these men had no issues telling my white mom, as she was a doctor. Patient confidentiality was a big deal to her and they all trusted her

  18. fae

    August 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I think most people are just either plain old stupid or just idiots. So people actually think being gay is an European strain or something just as most whites thinks aids and most deadly diseases are from Africa. Most Nigerians are just hypocrites why don’t you go arrest those who have shrines and spill human blood and worship other gods, since it says in the Bible thou shall not worship any other God but me for I’m a jealous God, since you are all doing God’s work, rubbish

  19. ogeAdiro

    August 4, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Only men?!

  20. Lill

    August 4, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    so what happens to Denrele and Bobrisky lets not forget his bae are homosexual too. i am tayad of this country

  21. D

    August 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    They have the perfect evidence to seek for asylum in the western country. Get the evidence of the arrests, find a way to get to Europe. Thank me later

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