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Two Lagos Teenage Boys Arrested for Alleged Homosexuality

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Lagos state police authorities have arrested two teenage boys for alleged homosexuality.

The boys, who are 19, and 14 respectively, were caught having sex in the Ikotun area of Lagos, Punch reports.

Sources say the 14-year-old  is  a student of Igando High School, where he is in SS1, while the 19-year-old has graduated from secondary school.

The pair have been taken into police custody, and will soon be charged to court.

Toheeb Adekunle, the individual who reported the alleged incident to police, stated that one of the accused is fond of sleeping with boys in the area.

However, the boy’s mother has denied the allegations. She said:

“My son is just 14 years old. He does not do such things. He is not even mature yet. He takes his bath outside, some times in the presence of his sisters to tell you that he is young. His father had died in September this year, and we have yet to bury him. The family is still grieving him. All I know is that there is no truth in the allegation.

“I don’t know about the other man. I have not even met him. On the day of the alleged incident, my son had strolled to the motor park, and there was a street fight. My son then told me later on that he was simply watching the fight, and he had been arrested by the police.”

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu confirmed the case, stating that:

“Yes, they were arrested by the Ikotun Police Division, and they have been charged to court. In law, this offence is called sodomy, and it carries with it about seven to 14 years imprisonment if found guilty, going by an Act of the National Assembly.

You know, it is even against culture and religion. The Christian, Islamic and even the traditional religions condemn this in its entirety. So, the case has been taken to court.”

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Cavan Images *photo is for illustrative purposes only*

27 Comments

  1. Linsey

    November 10, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Hmmm na wa ooo waiting for Bruno comment

    • Author Unknown

      November 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Sit down and be waiting for Bruno, who is probably a married mother of five kids fooling around on BN. LOL. Bruno or no Bruno, non-consensual sex is wrong and should be a crime, but to make it any bigger an issue because of the gender of those involved is just plain stupid. In this case, if it is at all true, it was likely consensual, but their ages would have to come into play. Denial on every level. Sad story.

    • fineola

      November 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      This is in no way consensual sex. Its a 19 year old adult and a 14 year old boy. I am all for gay rights and all..but if it were a 19 year old boy and a 14 year old girl, I will be rooting for the 19 year old’s arrest. Classic pedophile. An adult having sex with a minor is rape whether the minor consented or not.
      With that said, the cause of arrest here is bullshit. This is nonsense. Instead of tackling underage sexual predators, we are arresting minors and predators for engaging in intercourse because they are of the same sex. Misplaced priorities.

    • Onye

      November 11, 2014 at 1:53 am

      I call it paedophilia not a gay act. The 19 year old man has groomed a vulnerable (lost his father), under age young boy and the stupid police are calling it a gay act? This is highly unfair. In UK we would call it what it is. Paedophilia

  2. Bola Odu

    November 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Proper investigation should be taken and if it is true,they should not be release.

  3. Adwoa

    November 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

    oooh this policeman shouldn’t even have brought religion into the picture. It will get all these anti-religionists talking. The act they have committed is a crime against the Federal Republic of Nigeria for which they have to be charged. Secondly the Harrison guy has defiled Orji because Orji is 14 years old and is considered a minor. Whether he consented to the act or not according to the law he has been defiled and Harrison needs to be punished for that.
    That is all there is to it. Pure and simple.

    • bruno

      November 10, 2014 at 11:27 am

      @Adwoa, you are filled with hate and I pity you, people who hate gay people very much are gay themselves and hate themselves.

      That anti gay was passed based on religion even tho there are people in nigeria who don’t believe in god so shut up.
      Is there any evidence, he said she said that’s what they used to arrest these boys, You’re an illiterate that’s why you don’t know how a justice system works.

      If you use this energy you have against gay people to fight politicians who are stealing our money nigeria will be a better place.

      And yes anybody who has sex with a minor should be jailed.

    • Ashley B

      November 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      Now, i will keep my opinion on homosexuality to myself for now!! however, before any1 dares to speculate bout my sexual orientation, let me be the 1st to say im a well endowed heterosexual fella!! so this brings me to my point ikzactly, Hope most people realise that in NIGERIA, ANY1 UNDER THE AGE OF 23 AND BELOW is considered a minor as oppossed to 16 or 18 in western societies!! so please they were both minors enjoying themselves!! Also if you care to do some fact findings about this, based on constitution amendments you will find a minor in Nigeria is definitely defined as any1 below d ages of 21 and 23 depending on constitutional jurisdiction and application. so under no circumstances should these boys be demonized/punished as adults…………………..my 2 cents

    • SpeakNoEvil

      November 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Adwoa, any sane person knows that the law prohibiting same-sex acts was passed and is filled with religious undertones, so bringing up religion in discussing this is not really that far fetched. What they have committed is only a crime under an unjust and immoral law. This law diminishes the humanity of those who did not choose their lot in life. My only cause for concern in this case is the age difference, and if we are going to go after the 19year old in this case, then I am sure that you will support the government going to the North to prosecute/imprison all those pedophiles that marry children under the guise of religion.

  4. UberChick

    November 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

    So homosexuality is a crime in Nigeria?

    • bruno

      November 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

      @uberchick, you didn’t know, nigeria is the home of the righteous, old men can marry little underage girls in nigeria and a man can take as many wives as possible just like property. God loves nigeria

  5. bruno

    November 10, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Only in nigeria where they arrest someone based on he said she said.

    Felicia biko show me some evidence first, u can not go about arresting people because of he said, she said. Give us evidence. A video or picture or something.

  6. lotusflower

    November 10, 2014 at 11:37 am

    There are so many things wrong with this case. Orji is a minor, they should not have published his name. The real crime here is that an adult was having sex in public with a child! Na wa o for Nigeria.

  7. My 1 cent

    November 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

    You charge two guys for homosexuality and you put them in the same prison……. you have just given them a chance to continue the affair. Only in 9ja u make such law.

  8. Changing Faces

    November 10, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Should this not be about rape? A 19year old sleeping with a 14year old is rape! If same happened between male and female, wont it be considered to be rape? Now it’s a man and boy and its homosexuality! They want to charge a minor for what exactly? Again, why did they release the minor’s name? Bella Naija, you don pass this level now; you should know to protect the identity of minors. I understand you “culled”, but you can still omit certain details.

  9. brownchocolate

    November 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    How are we sure did wasnt rape? As one is a minor. And what are the laws concerning the dentention of minors in Nigeria? Plus shouldn’t there be recorded evidence ? In this type of case mere ‘witnesses’ may not be sufficient. The comment of this so called policeman clears reflects ignorance. Just the same way we administer’jungle justice’. They stole, she stole, he stole burn them alive. Little thought is put into the motive behind the action. What leads people to do things. Prisons/correctional facilities are put there to help correct the behaviors of individuals who who demostrate anti social behaviour and who are considered a menace or dangerous to other people. Psychologists usually work with them to help determine the root of their behaviour. In countries like Nigeria we are so quick to condemn people who do what we consider ‘bad’stuff. Even so called Christians. If we were really true to ourselves everyone would be behind bars for telling lies. Which is something we do on a daily basis. So how come if someone commits a crime we consider ‘big’in our minds we are quick to cast stones? In the area of homosexuality I do not support homosexuality. And I think people who practice it have their heads screwed inthe wrong place. I believe it is an illness. and what they need is help. There’s enough evidence to prove that homosexuality is wrong. The anatomy of the human body. Male versus female. How does it seem right to have sex through ther anus?
    Like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. For the lesbians, search me. What we need is more research into what makes people sexualy attracted to the same sex. Until the day I see a cock trying to climb another cock I will continue to say this, homosexuals need help; and the cocks too.

    • bruno

      November 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      What the hell are you saying, are you a psychologist to make such a conclusion that gay people are screwed up in the brain, there’s nothing wrong with gay people,many scientists and doctors who have studied human sexual behaviour for over 40 years have come to conclusions that there’s nothing wrong with gay people, no amount of prayer or physical beating can make a gay person turn straight, you will only depress the person and push the person to unhappiness or suicide. You can’t fix a clock if its not broken.

      All you people talk about is sex, why? All you Christians are obsessed with sex, not once has any one of you Christians asked about love or companionship, everything is sex, and the last time I checked is not only gay people who have sex thru the back door straight people also do it.

      There are meny animals who have shown homosexual behaviour, pls u have internet, google, and you don’t live in a poultry so how do you know what chickens do 24 hours, when u are not there you don’t know what happens so pls shut up. U are ignorant while I was reading your comment I thought u had sense but you are just dumb. (Bellanaija I take god beg u pls post this comment)

    • brownchocolate

      November 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      @ Bruno. Saying there’s nothing wrong with homosexuals is like saying there’s nothing wrong with rapists. Why am I not surprised this is coming from someone who clearly doesnt believe in God? Taaaa! Let this be the last time you reply to my comments. And yes, we’re talking about sex between the same sex because that’s what makes homosexuality sickening! Plus straght people who have anal sex need their heads examined too because they end up causing damage to their anal cavity. And you know me so well to conclude I’m not a psychologist? There’s something wrong with your brain and I actually feel sorry for you. All you do on Bella Naija is rant, throw tantrums, and insult people. If you don’t have anything constructive to say go and climb a tree. Silly thing.

    • C'est moi

      November 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      With you until you started with the rant against homosexuals. As Bruno said there are homosexual animals, some even go beyond just having sexual encounters to form a couple/bond, some have even been known to adopt offspring of their kind. 2 gay penguins nested an abandoned egg & raised the chick as their own. Lions/dogs/monkeys are all naturally bisexual. There is nothing abnormal in same sex relationships.

  10. lola

    November 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    please im straight but they should stop arresting based on hear say if not we will all jail each other 14 years cause seems thats the way forward proper investigation and please dont use religion has a reason to jail him we are a secular country God help Nigerians by the way they should respond this way to corrupt officials except nigerians c=care more about who we are sleeping with than who will progess nigeria

  11. john bosco

    November 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Police go and arrest the corrupt officials and do something about the high level of impunity and lawlessness in the country. You going round to arrest gay people won’t fix my bad roads, deal with poverty, and Boko haram. We have more pressing issues.

  12. Jamce

    November 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    @ bruno, YES, gay people are screwed up in the brain. Only Jesus can heal them. As for your assertion that some animals exhibit homosexual tendencies, I only feel sorry for you and those who compare themselves to animals all in a desperate bid to justify their abominable acts of homosexuality. You have just called yourselves and other homosexuals ANIMALS and which you really are if you care to know. Just also to correct your ignorance, there are countless souls who have been delivered from the abominable homosexual spirit and behaviour through prayers.

    • Iris

      November 11, 2014 at 3:36 am

      LMFAO. Please who are these people that have been delivered from the demon of homosexuality? Please tell us the church o so we can send the Yerimas, fornicators, and adulterers there for healing too. People are losing their damned minds over another person’s sexuality, meanwhile “Thou Shall not commit adultery, Thou shall not covet your neighbour’s wife or goods, Thou shall not steal” barely get a slap on the wrist. Meanwhile these ones are actually part of the Ten Commandments.
      It’s interesting that you find the comparison between humans and animals so offensive. Isn’t that the same excuse some men give for infidelity? “We are hunters, primal by nature. We cannot be expected to live with one woman for the rest of our lives. Women on the other hand are the kind of animals who need only one man.” Abegi. If you believe only Jesus can “heal” them then tell the government to leave Jesus to do it on judgement day.

  13. jojo

    November 10, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    One is 19 and the other is 14, this is obviously a ‘rape’ case. Men or female under the age of 16 cannot be called consensual. … start from there

  14. MC

    November 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    From when nobody here can actually agree on which age you are no longer deemed a minor in Nigeria is, then there are serious issues!
    Somebody mentioned that it is below the age of 23. Ermmm so you’re saying even after graduating from uni, you are still a minor? WOW!
    But women can legally get married (without parents consent) before the age of 23?
    what is the voting age?….please tell me there is a voting age.
    Fianlllyyyyyy…..is it the same age all over Nigeria?….as I’m aware of it being “legal” for old men to marry very young children.

  15. nikky

    November 10, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Clear case of hear say rape which will not in fact cannot be obvious to the Nigerian police. The last time I checked age of consent is 18 (except in the North), so a 19 year old allegedly having sex with a 14 minor should be arrested pending investigation. However a 14 years old alleged victim of rape should not be arrest. Common sense should be a requirement to get into the Nigerian police at least.

  16. shannaro

    November 11, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Lol,,well at least you modified it.

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