The Lagos state police command have reportedly apprehended a man believed to be the leader of a gay group, and a teenager for engaging in homosexuality.
Prince Chinecherem, 32, is reported to be the ringleader of a gay gang who indulge in their illegal acts in Lekki, Lagos police claim. He was apprehended alongside a 16-year-old boy.
According to Lagos state Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, Chinecherem was using the teenager as a commercial sex worker. Not only was Chinecherem having sex with the boy, he was also pimping him out to other gay men.
Edgal also revealed that both Chinecherem and the teenager were found to be HIV positive after a test was carried out, which means their customers are likely to have contracted same through them.
The police have declared two prominent male pastors and some business executives wanted for allegedly having gay sex with the teenager, – a minor.
It was gathered that Chinecherem during interrogation, gave the identities of other members of the group including the prominent persons being hunted.
Explaining how Chinecherem and the teenager were arrested, Edgal told newsmen that a teenager was seen sneaking out of Chinecherem’s house at Ejigbo in a suspicious manner on the 22nd of January.
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Suspicious neighbours approached him and asked what he had gone to do in the house but he could not give a satisfactory answer. The neighbours asked him to open a bag he was carrying and in it was used condoms with semen inside.
At this point, the boy revealed that Prince Chinecherem was his lover. The matter was immediately reported to the Police at Ejigbo and the said Prince Chinecherem was arrested for interrogation.
After preliminary investigation, the matter was called for further enquiry by the Gender Section of the Command.
Both the suspects and the survivor were taken for medical examination and the result revealed that the survivor has long been introduced to homosexual act. The worst is that both of them are infected with HIV virus which causes AIDS.
Edgal said the suspects would be charged to Sexual and Special Offences Court in Ikeja and that the boy had been sent to health counselors for health talk on how to manage the situation.