-By Our Crime Correspondent:
The Nigeria Police in Lagos State have disclosed the names of homosexual suspects who are on the police radar as Patrick Kentebe 30, Jubril Lawal 25, Ekene Sunday 32, Femi Amos 40, Lanre Okifo 29 and James Edet 24.
These men are being hunted for by the police. Dozens of homosexuals have fled the country in recent time. Our source further learnt that community members helped the police in fishing out the suspects as the police are also on the hunt for many other suspects not named.
Blanknews correspondent Edirin Evans authoritatively gathered information from a reliable source who happens to be a sister to one of the suspects Lanre Okifo at No.12 Meiro street, Agege, Lagos, the witness narrated how she saw her brother and his friend Patrick Kentebe who just arrived from the United Kingdom on holiday having anal sex in his room.
The witness Miss Tosin termed the act an abomination, as she never believes her brother could get involved in such act and this prompted her to raise alarm that attracted people.
They were seriously beaten up by the angry mob. They were about to be burnt alive when police arrived and took them away. It was later gathered that Patrick escaped under custody.
Our correspondent further gathered from the Divisional Police headquarters, Ikeja that Patrick’s partner Lanre who happens to be a son of a prominent politician from the state, named several other people involved in the homosexual act.
Although the Senate has passed the same sex marriage prohibition law in May this year, the President has not sign the act into law.
It remain illegal at the moment for any arrest made on anyone on this issue but unfortunately the police have placed a ransom amount on the above persons.
According to 2007 Pen Global attitudes projects of Nigeria, residents believe that homosexuality is a way of life that society should not accept, they see it as a taboo that is against their cultural and religious practices, which was the second highest rate of non acceptance by 45 countries surveyed.