The Lagos State government arraigned 28 adults and 12 minors before a Magistrate Court for allegedly engaging in gay activities.
They were allegedly arrested in the act of homosexuality at a popular hotel in Owode Onirin area of Lagos State.
The minors were arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court, while the adults were arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate Court.
The defendants, who are all males, were arraigned separately on a one-count charge.
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, while their lawyers – Ehiko Onoche, S.M Oladele urged the court to admit them to bail.
The prosecution team, led by Adetutu Oshinusi, from the Directorate of Public Prosecution, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, did not oppose their bail application.
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate – Adewale Ojo granted bail to the defendants in the sum of 500,000 Naira and two sureties in like sum.