Two teenage boys, Gideon Harrison, 19, and Ifeanyi Ezeorji, 14, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly committing sodomy, an act of having sexual intercourse with a person of same sex.
According to PUNCH Metro stated that the two boys who reside at the Ikotun area of Lagos State were arrested by the Ikotun Police Division after a man named Toheeb Adekunle, who stays on Muka Street, Ijegun Road and works inside the Ikotun Motor Park reported to the authorities that he caught them in the act.
Mrs. Chinyere Ezeorji, the mother of Ifeanyi said that she can vouch that her son couldn’t indulge in such act.
“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 boys have since been conveyed to State Criminal Investigations Department, Yaba and have been arraigned.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed that indeed they have been charged to court.
“Yes, they were arrested by the Ikotun Police Division, and they have been charged to court,” he said.
“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.”