Police on my trail over homosexual practice, man cries out

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A 19-year-old, Peter Nwankwo, has raised the alarm over threats to his life, arising from his homosexual practices.

In a chat with our correspondent at the weekend, Nwankwo said he relished the practice while he was in Awka, Awka South Local Government area of Anambra State.

Till date, he says, he still cherishes the practice.

Still unmarried, Nwankwo grew up in a motherless babies’ home following the death of his parents early in life, in succession.

He afterwards lived with his adopted father, John Nweke who introduced him to homosexual practices because he too was an homosexual. However, his adopted father passed away in September 2013, following which he left for Nnewi, also in Anambra State, to eke out a living.

“It was there I met Emeka with whom I started engaging in homosexual practices,” he recalled.

Recounting his ordeal dating to his childhood days, Nwankwo claimed that he and his sex mate, Emeka, were caught in the act by the community’s vigilantes, sometime in January, 2015.

“They took us to the palace of King, Igwe Kenneth Onyekwe 111, who ordered that I and Emeka should be locked up in a room pending when the community would hand us over to the police for prosecution.

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“But the following day, I was able to escape from the dungeon through a narrow window, which even bruised my body while trying to pull out,” he recalled.

He added that Emeka, his sex mate, was subsequently handed over to the police, which prosecuted him and earned him a jail term.

Following Emeka’s conviction, the Nigeria Police have since declared him wanted.

In Nigeria, homosexual practice or being a gay attracts 14 years jail term without option of fine.

Nwankwo informed further that having escaped from his village king’s incarceration, he fled to Kano in North-West Nigeria, from where he travelled to Libya.

Finding Libya too hostile to anything close to his sexual behaviour, he subsequently escaped to Europe where he hopes to get asylum.