Some gays were arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly gathering to conduct initiation rites in the state over a year after ago.
The Nigerian Police Force will arraign the 57 alleged homosexuals before Justice Rilwanu Aikawa of Federal High Court, Ikoyi Lagos on Friday November 22, 2019.
The arraignment is scheduled to hold by 10am prompt.
Lack Of Space had stalled the planned arraignment at the last adjourned date but the issue of space have been resolved and venue will be Lambo Hall of Federal High Court Lagos.
In Nigeria, same sex marriages, gays showing affection in public, or membership of a gay group attracts up to 14 years imprisonment.
The gays were arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly gathering to conduct initiation rites in the state.
The initiation reportedly took place around 1am on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at a hotel in the Egbeda area of the state.
The then Lagos Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi said on receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officers of the Shasha and Idimu divisions, were ordered to investigate the claim that some youths would be initiated into a “gay/homosexual club.”
He said: “The DPOs stormed the venue around 2am. On arrival, young men, numbering over 80, were met in a hall taking different types of drinks, including Tramadol and Shisha laced with substances suspected to be marijuana. As soon as they sighted the police, they ran in different directions. However, the team arrested 57 of them.