By Adibe Emenyonu
The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5 Headquarters, AIG Musa Daura, on Thursday disclosed that six suspected homosexuals have been arrested in Benin City.
He said the arrest was carried out by operatives of the Zonal Anti-Vice Section while acting on credible information.
He gave the names of the suspects as Festus Osagiede, male (24); Hyacinth Vincent Omahanrebho, male (20); Itama Omon, male (25); Onwuka Prince, male (48); Monye Samuel Chukwu,a, male (23); and Osadebe Kelvin, (26).
Daria said five of the suspects were apprehended at their hideout along No. 12 Ikpoba (pandemonium) Slope while Osadebe Kelvin was later picked up somewhere behind Benson Idahosa University on the 11th of May at about 06.00 hours while trying to escape out of Benin City.
He said that the suspects have confessed to be homosexuals and have carnal knowledge of each other on several occasions in their hideout.
According to him, preliminary investigation conducted into the matter, revealed that the suspects have been committing offence since 2006.
“The leader of the gang and principal suspect, Festus Osagiede first committed the crime with the third suspect, Itama Omon in 2006 when both attended a night club in Benin City.
“After the third suspect (Itama) got drunk, Festus Osagiede took him to his house and forcefully had carnal knowledge with him. Since then, they have been committing the crime with each other at large until on the 9th of May, 2016 when luck ran out on the, and they were arrested by the zonal detectives”, he stated.
Daura who used the opportunity to reiterate that homosexuality is an offence against humanity and nature, and abominable act that should be condemned in every ramification by all, advised parents and guardians to always monitor their wards and children, as to know the kind of friends they keep company with.
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