Two men, who allegedly had sex inside an SUV, were on Tuesday docked at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused — Innocent, 33, and Jide, 21 – are being tried for a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and act of gross indecency.
Innocent, who claimed to be a soldier, lives in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, while Ajayi, an unemployed, is a resident of Onipanu, Lagos. The prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe, told the court that the offences were committed on Jan. 18 at Ajao Road, Ikeja. According to him, the accused were caught by an anti-crime patrol team at Ikeja.
“The accused were found inside a parked Nissan SUV having anal sexual intercourse. Jide said Innocent accosted him and told him to have sex with him, promising to give substantial amount of money and that he will also take him to the club to have a nice time. Jide agreed because he was frustrated and did not have money to fend for himself,” Ajebe said.
The offences contravened Sections 136, 166 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 136 provides three years for act of gross indecency, while Section 166 prescribes a N15, 000 fine or imprisonment for three months for disorderly act. Section 409 stipulates a two-year jail term for conspiracy.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty. Ruling on the bail application of the accused, the Chief Magistrate, Alexander Komolafe, granted the two men bail in the sum of N100,000 each with two sureties each in like sum. Further hearing in the case has been adjourned to Mar. 7.