Nigeria : Court remands man for killing alleged gay chief

A 22-year-old man, Eji Emmanuel, has been remanded in prison by an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court for the alleged murder of one Sylvanus Okoye, 39.

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Emmanuel was said to have stabbed the late Okoye with a kitchen knife in the neck on August 1,2013, while the deceased allegedly attempted to have canal knowledge of him.

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PUNCH Metro had reported on November 27 that the suspect was arrested in Anambra State after police investigations revealed he had fled the state after the crime.

Emmanuel, a dancer, had said he was lured to Lagos from his village by a friend, Chukwudi, who introduced him to homosexuality.

He had alleged that his friend’s boss raped him twice.

Nigeria is one of the most homophobic countries in the world.

Read more : (remember comments on the site can be very homophobic).

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