A police constable, Chibuike Ukazu, has been severely beaten and stripped naked by youths of Umueze community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State for allegedly indulging in homosexual acts.
A community source told our correspondent on Wednesday that the officer’s sex partner was also stripped.
It was learned that they were caught in the act on Tuesday evening, beaten and stripped naked and were taken to the palace of the traditional ruler of the community where they were jeered for practicing sodomy.
The source said that packs of condoms were found with the suspected homosexual partners .
The source said: “Two homosexuals were caught red-handed having anal sex in our village. One of them is a Nigerian police officer from Umugboga, Amike, Orlu council, who stays at checkpoint, at Mgbabano, Nkwerre council, Imo State. He is married. The other one is a son to one photographer named Emesco. Both of them are from Orlu council.
“This particular police officer together with his colleagues chased a man driving with his car and threatened to shoot him. After discussions, they took bribe of N5000 from him and left. But This evening (Tuesday), he was caught having sex with his fellow man.
“They were caught red-handed by security men of Umueze Autonomous community, Orlu, after tracing them to where they had the sex”.
“Items recovered from them are three sachets of condoms of different brands and the police officer’s identity card.”
Police spokesman Orlando Ikeokwu said “On April 21, upon information received through a phone call, the Divisional Police officer in charge of Nkwere Division promptly moved into Umueze autonomous community in Orlu LGA, and rescued one F/NO.512351 Chibuike Ukazu.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the the youths of the community claimed to have caught the constable with one of his friends, name yet unknown but nicknamed ‘Yellow’, in acts of homosexuality. As a result, the youths pounced on them and beat them to stupor, then took them to the palace of the traditional ruler before their rescue by the DPO and his team.
“The command wishes to warn members of the public to desist from taking the law into their hands.”