The Police in Lagos has arraigned 47 Men before a Federal High Court Lagos for allegedly engaging in amorous gay sexual relationships.
The defendants are Segun Ode, 24; Afolabi David, 20; Azeez Tunde, 22; Adedokun Pelumi, 22; Smart Joel; 25, Iyodun Ehiosun, 20; Rilwan Jamiu, 24; and Raphael Matthew, 38.
The others include Chibuike Emmanuel, 23; Prince Collins, 23; Daniel Aya, 22; Alozie Innocent’, 21, Kelvin Nwachukwu, 23, and Okekoya Gbemi, ’33.
Others listed are: Desmond Onuha, ’23; Joseph Victor, 23; Omoniyi Tobi, ’21; Kelvin Abuchi, 22; Mohammed Abubakar 26; Lawal Yusuf, 22; Odusina Micheal, 23; Wole Ojo , 24, Abimbola Damilola, 21
Also named are; Laguda Olamilekan , 23, Alhassan Opeyemi, 23, Samson Ode, 23, Musibau Remi, 33, Olajide Olaide, 23, Isaac Patrick, 23, Wasiu Ajibade, 25, Oguaghanba Onyeka, 41, and Okechukwu Noble, 25.
The others are Abioye Olasunkanmi, 25, Isa Asoma, 25, Rasheed Gbenga, 25, Obiafor James, 20, Jesse Paul 22, Oladipo Femi, 25, Ogunirinde Yusuf 28, Chris Godsent, 23, Solomon Showole, and others at large.
The defendants were arraigned at about 4.12 p.m. on a one-count charge of engaging in an amorous Gay relationship with each other.
They, however, all pleaded not guilty to the charge.
After their pleas, the prosecutor, Mr J.I Ebhoremen applied for a remand of the defendants in prison custody.
Meanwhile, defence counsel, Mr Israel Usman, informed the court of a bail application, urging the court to admit the defendant to bail, pending trial.
He attached a 47 paragraph affidavit in support as well as a further affidavit, and a written address, in urging the court to grant the defendants bail.
After listening to arguments of counsel, Justice Rilwan Aikawa held that although the charges against the defendants are serious, it is however bailable