Two men arrested for homosexuality in Lagos

The accused — Oluwabunkenoye, 24, and
Abiola, 29 — are facing a two-count charge of
same-sex having sexual intercourse and
fighting in the public. The duo, however,
pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande
told the court that the accused with others still
at large committed the offence at City Centre
Hotel at Ijeshatedo in Surulere about 3:00 pm
on June 1.

Osayande said the accused were caught by a
police patrol team fighting publicly over non-
payment of money for sexual acts.
She alleged that while the police interrogated
them, one of the accused confessed to the fact
that the was invited to Romeo and Juliet Hotel
located at Ejigbo on May 28 at 5.00 a.m. for
anal sex.

“He promised to pay some money if he
consented to the act, but the accused refused
to pay after enjoying himself.”’
He noted that the offences contravened
Sections 54 and 136 of the Criminal Law of
Lagos State 2015 (Revised).

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu,
granted bail to the accused in the sum of
N100,000 each with two sureties each in like
sum. She ordered that the accused should
submit their passport-size photographs to the
court registrar.
Nwachukwu said one of the sureties must be a
blood relation of the accused, while the other
must be a cleric or a
community leader.

In addition, the sureties should provide
evidence of tax payment to the government.
She adjourned the case until August 3 for

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