The police have arrested six men for allegedly engaging in acts of homosexuality in the Benin area of Edo State.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5, AIG Musa Daura, who paraded the suspects on Thursday, said they were arrested on May 9, 2016.
Daura gave the names of the suspects as Festus Osagiede (24), Hyacinth Imahanrebhor (20), Itama Omon (25), Onwukwe Prince (28), Monye Chukwuma (23) and Osadebe Kelvin (26), adding that they had confessed to have been committing the crime since 2006.
He said Osagiede first committed the crime with the third suspect at a night club in Benin in 2006.
“After the third suspect (Itama) got drunk, Osagiede took him to his house and raped him. Since then, they have been committing the crime with others at large until May 2016, when luck ran out on them,” Daura said. The youngest among the suspects, Hyacinth, said he was forced into the act by Osagiede, who allegedly threatened to kill him if he disclosed it to anyone. Read more