18-year-old man, two others arrested for alleged sodomy in Otukpo

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We share this post to remind ourselves that gay sex is still illegal in Nigeria and many repressive States around the world.. As many will remember it was in parts of Europe just a generation back.

May 3, 2021

Residents of Zone HB community in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue have  arrested an 18-year-old man and two of his gay friends for alleged sodomy.

They were later handed over to Dcare Foundation for alleged sodomy.
It was gathered that the man identified as David had his birthday party on Sunday May 2, and invited some of his male friends from Oju Local Government Area to the party and they were caught having anal sex with themselves.

The suspects admitted that they where actually five in the room but two persons escaped during the arrest.

They revealed that the said David sometimes visited Oju Local Government Area to carry out the same act.

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David who confessed to have been doing this for a very long time said he is from Ogbadibo Local Government, but resides in Otukpo Local Government
The President, Docare Foundation, Comrade Chris Ogah, took the suspects to the police station and they were handed over to the Nigeria Police for onward trial. 

The group called on parents to keep close watch on their children.
It also charged the public not to hesitate to inform the relevant authorities once they noticed any suspicious thing.

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