At the weekend, detectives from the Edo State Criminal Investigation (SCID) searched a youth hostel, Igbinedion, which was used by some students as a gay club in Ekpoma.
It was found that five suspected members of the During the raid, which was conducted in the early hours of Friday, thugs were arrested.
The arrested were identified as Osareinti Omo, 23, Odigie Matthew, 20, Sunday George, 20, Festus Akinbayo, 25, and Ibrahim Duru.
It became known that the suspects were arrested on the basis of a notice from the public about the activities of the group.
It was also noted that the group allegedly performed the inauguration ceremony for some younger boys who were recently inducted into the group
A police source said the gang had collected the sum of N10,000 from new entrances with the Promise that they would receive protection throughout their stay at Ambrosi Ali University Ekpoma. Emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 120 & lang = DE Ibrahim Duru said he was inducted into the club by Osanyade Michael in 2015 when he was still in his first year. Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 263 & lang = en
He said that Michael, the leader of the club, was on the run, that he was wanted by the police.
He said, "I do not see anything wrong with being gay, it's my life, our meeting place is in Igbinedion male hostel, Ekpoma, we meet mainly at the weekend, but later it was extended to Tuesday and Thursday. Other members of the gang include Osazuwa Samuel, Aghedo, Agala Christian, Atamamin Uyi Festus, and Omolegie Samuel.
"I was arrested along with Osanyade Michael in 2015 when the police raided the Igbinedion hostel. We were detained, but Osanyade jumped on bail and we have not seen him since. Others were later bailed out with the promise that we would end gay activities in the area. Some of us secretly recruited members. Currently we are about 20 in number. People pay us.
Edo State Police spokesman for DSO Moses Nkombe could not be reached by telephone as calls and SMS were neither answered nor returned.