A party organized by gay lovers turned violent in Benin City last Tuesday as one of the organizers caught his man with another of their friends in uncommon mood.
This came as two young men were arrested by policemen of “B” Division Police Station, Warri, Delta State, for allegedly indulging in homosexuality, a crime against the Nigerian State.
The party in Benin was organized in a hotel located around Oben, off Sapele Road and the gay lovers were said to have deceived residents of the area by dressing like women in order not to attract their attention.
It was gathered that trouble started when one of the jealous lovers, identified as Ricky, caught his ‘paramay’ with one of the guests and disagreement over the issue resulted in a bloody fight.
A source told Vanguard that they fought with bottles and plastic chairs in the hotel room, which attracted residents who did not know they were holding a gay party.
Some of the guests had their heads broken and clothes torn.
A source in the neighbourhood toldVanguard: “ We have been suspecting the management of this hotel for some time now because the last time, some girls suspected to be lesbians held a party here, we were shocked that no single male was in attendance.
“But today, I wanted to go and buy a drink at the hotel when a young man walked up to me at the gate and said to me that his people have taken over the place.
‘’I was shocked to notice that he was putting on tight leggings and wearing red lip stick and wig, so I left the place immediately.
“It was later in the night that we heard loud noise and saw some boys fighting over another boy, thereby attracting all in the neighbourhood.”
Vanguard learned, however, that the boys took to their heels when policemen patrolling the area stormed the hotel, following a phone call from one of the neighbours.
It was further gathered that the police are currently quizzing the management of the hotel
Warri homosexual brothers
Meantime, two young men have been arrested by policemen of the “B” Division Police Station, Warri, Delta State for allegedly indulging in homosexuality.
The suspects, whose names were given as Mr. Johnson Onoriode Efenaghor and his sibling Emmanuel Efenaghor, were said to have been apprehended by the Police, following a complaint by one Kelvin Williams who was sexually molested, abused and defiled by the duo.
Vanguard findings revealed that the suspects gave in to sodomy while in Lagos.
Johnson, it was gathered, is the principal actor who committed the act to initiate Kelvin into homosexualism, while his brother, Emmanuel, was arrested as an accomplice.
Emmanuel’s silence on the crime of his elder brother was sequel to the threats from his brother not to reveal his criminal tendencies.
Vanguard gathered that the victim, Kelvin, was not comfortable with the act and reported to the Police to save himself from threat to his life by his lover who warned him not to let anybody know about the sacrilegious act or he would be killed.
Narrating his ordeal, William said the whole thing started in July when Mr. Onoriode Johnson Efenaghor accosted him on his way to visit his father at Odion Road, Warri, and told him that he was handsome and would like both of them to become friends.
He further said that he later visited Johnson who persuaded him to sleep in his house, not knowing he had other intentions. He said Johnson did all to lure him into the sin of sodomy.
On why he reported to the police, which led to the arrest of Johnson, he said: “I decided to tell the police because I knew that homosexuality is an offence. Second, my grandfather is a pastor and I live with him. Even when I told him that I arrested somebody, he didn’t believe me. My grandfather is a pastor and I didn’t grow up with street life.”
Vanguard investigation revealed that Johnson, who is currently cooling off in the police cell, admitted to have made attempt to have carnal knowledge of Kelvin but could not gain access due to plea by the victim to have the real fun at another rescheduled date.
While saying that he was introduced into the act by a Jehovah Witness man who came to preach to him in Lagos three years ago, the suspect pleaded for mercy from constituted authority, promising not to indulge in the act again.
Divisional Police Office, DPO, “B” Division, Warri, CSP Anietie Eyoh, could not been reached for comments, but an impeccable source from the station confirmed the arrest and detention of the suspects, noting that they would be charged to court soon.