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Police To Re-Arraign 46 Suspects On Homosexuality Charge

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed November 22, 2019, for the arraignment of 46 persons arrested in August at a hotel in Egbeda charged with homosexuality by the police.

It was gathered that the defendants were picked up around 2 am while performing gay initiation rites for newly recruited members.

Naija News learnt that the police brought them to court on Tuesday for arraignment but Justice Rilwan Aikawa said his courtroom was too small for the arraignment of the 46 defendants and have to adjourn the arraignment while he looked for a bigger courtroom where the arraignment could take place.

According to the police, the 46 defendants were among the 57 persons arrested while making a public show of a same-sex amorous relationship with each other in hidden places within Kelly Hotel, Egbeda.

The police prosecutor, Joseph Eboseremen, said that the defendants acted contrary to Section 5(2) of the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013.

The judge then adjourned the case till November 22.