Police parade six men as suspected homosexuals in Abia state

The Police in Abia State have arrested six suspected homosexuals who were caughtkissing and caressingat theCity Global Hotel in Aba, the state capital.

Parading the suspected homosexuals before newsmen, the state police commissioner, Anthony Ogbizi, said the hotel manager had alerted the police after two of the homosexuals were found kissing and caressing themselves by the hotel bar. A search in a room where one of them checked in, showed that there were several others in the room caressing and kissing themselves.

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According to the police report, the suspects were interrogated and it was discovered that they were members of a gang who came into Abia from nearby states to practise the unnatural act in the hotelroom.

The suspects, however, denied committing the crime, saying that they were in Aba for the birthday party of one of their friends, Ndubuisi, adding that their families were not aware that they were arrested.

One of them, Chidera, who is an Imo State University undergraduate, said they were all in one room because they were told that the category of room they asked for was not available.

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“I arrived the hotel at about 6pm and I asked my friend to book for a room for me. The hotel management said we should pay N5,000 for a room and we could afford it. So, we decided to manage that one room. After drinking at the hotel bar, we went to the room to change our clothes. It was at that time that we heard a knock on the door and when we opened the door, the manager started asking why we were six in the room. After explaining to him, he said they don’t allow more that three persons in a room and that was how he accused us of practising homosexuality in the room. There was nothing like kissing or making love in the room and we are not gays.”

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