Two teenagers, Gideon Harrison, 19, and Ifeanyi Ezeorji, 14, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly having homosexual sex. The incident happened around the Ikotun area of the state where the two were caught red handed in the act with Harrison acting the man while having sex with Ezeorji through the anus. They were arrested by the Ikotun Police division and have been charged for sodomy.
It was revealed that while Ezeorji was a Senior Secondary School 1 student of Igando High School, Ikotun Road, Harrison had just finished his secondary school education.
According to the police, the complainant, one Toheeb Adekunle, who stays on Muka Street, Ijegun Road and works inside the Ikotun Motor Park, caught the two boys in the act, and reported the matter to the police. Adekunle was said to have told the police that Harrison had the habit of sleeping with boys in the area.
But the family of Ezeorji have been quick to exonerate their son with his mother, Mrs. Chinyere Ezeorji, swearing that her son was a responsible boy who would never indulge in such an act, claiming that he is still a virgin.
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.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, while confirming the arrest of the boys, said the suspects had also been charged to court.
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.