Court Jails Four Young Men for Homosexualism

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An Owerri Magistrate Court presided over by His Worship Uche Stella Chukwu yesterday 8/9/2023 sentenced a 37 year old man, Chibuzo Peter to 14 years imprisonment for having unlawful carnal knowledge of three young men, Solomon Sunday (18), Ezirim Chimezie (18), and Anthony Oparaugo (19) on 14th August 2023 at Winter Suit Hotel, Owerri, against the order of nature with their consents obtained by force, threat and intimidation.

The Court also sentenced Chibuzo Peter to 7 years imprisonment for conspiracy with Solomon Sunday (18), Ezirim Chimezie (18), and Anthony Oparaugo (19) to commit unnatural offence under Sec. 516 of the Criminal Code.

The Magistrate as well sentenced Solomon Sunday (18), Ezirim Chimezie (18), and Anthony Oparaugo (19) to 5 years imprisonment with an option of fine of N500, 000 each for contravening Section 214 of the Criminal Code.

Both sentences against Chibuzo Peter are to run concurrently.

The 4 accused persons all pleaded guilty to the four- count charge, and the Court summarily convicted and sentenced them to jail terms.

Before pronouncing the sentences, the court took evidence from the Investigating Police Officer, Kingsley Nwaoha who stated that the accused were caught in the act, and that they made confessional statements which were tendered in evidence as exhibits.

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