A High Court, sitting in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State has granted the 69 men accused of attending gay wedding in the state, N500,000 Naira Bail each.
Recall that the suspects were apprehended on Aug. 27, at Ekpan Community during a gay wedding ceremony.
They were arrested by a crack team of police operatives attached to the Ekpan Division while conducting a gay wedding ceremony which they tagged, “all white party.”
Following this, the suspects Lawyer Ochuko Ohimor, disclosed to News Agency of Nigeria in Warri, that the suspects were granted bail of N500,000 and two sureties each on Tuesday, September 19.
Ohimor also noted that the sureties must reside within the Effurun jurisdiction of the Court.
He added that the suspects must sign an undertaking at the State High Court of Justice, Effurun, in Uvwie LGA.
Ohimor said, “The suspects were granted bail at a cost of N500,000 and two sureties each. The sureties must reside within the Effurun jurisdiction.”
Meanwhile, the CP, while parading the suspects, had vowed to prosecute them in line with Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law, which, according to him, prohibits same-sex marriage in the country.
“I can guarantee that they will be charged to court. We are not taking it lightly. It is a clear case, though, they are still presumed innocent until proven otherwise by the competent court,” he added.