The Anti-Vice Section of Zone 5, Nigeria Police, in Benin, have arrested six suspected homosexual in Benin, Edo state.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Zone, AIG Musa Daura, who announced the arrest, said the suspected homosexuals were arrested while acting on credible information.
He gave the names of the suspects as Festus Osagiede (24); Hyacinth Vincent Omahanrebho (20); Itama Omon (25); Onwuka Prince (48); Monye Samuel Chukwu (23); and Osadebe Kelvin (26).
He said five of the suspects were apprehended at their hide-out along house 12 Ikpoba 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.
According to the AIG, the suspects have confessed to be homosexuals and have carnal knowledge of each other on several occasions in their hide-out.
He explained that preliminary investigation conducted into the matter, revealed that the suspects have been committing the 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 of 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 them, and they were arrested by the zonal detectives,” he said.
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.