Sep 20

Suspects in Nigeria’s ‘gay wedding’ case granted bail

A court in Nigeria has granted bail to 69 people who were arrested last month after a raid on what the police described as a “gay wedding”. Like in most African countries homosexuality is widely viewed as immoral in Nigeria. The country has strict laws against same-sex marriage. A defence lawyer told BBC Africa that his 69 clients would all be released on bail but first had to pay a fine.