Lagos - Members of the gay communities are protesting in solidarity with two colleagues that are facing lengthy jail terms for practising homosexuality.
Emeka Ubani and Obiajule Ikem are the first culprits to be tried in court since the Nigerian Senate last month banned gay relationships and proposed jail terms of up to 14 years.
The duo is appearing in the Atani Magistrates Court the South East State.
In a bold show of solidarity for the accused, several gay community members dressed in feminine attire on Wednesday disrupted court proceedings.
The group, which sang anti-police and court songs, said they should be allowed to exercise their fundamental human rights.
They also demanded the unconditional release of the accused.
Ubani and Ikem have been remanded in custody as the court said it had no jurisdiction on the matter.
- CAJ News