Suspected homosexuals escape Lynching in Abia Community


Six Suspected Homosexuals Reportedly escape Lynching in Abia Community

About six young men ranging from the ages of 35 to 40 were lucky to have survived lynching in the hands of the Irate inhabitants of Umunkpu, Ofeme in Umuhia, Abia State, in an event that occurred on May 28, 2024.

It was gathered that these guys, whom some members of the community have suspected to be engaging in immoral sexual activities, and indoctrinating the young ones in the community, were caught pants-down in a sexual romp with one another in an apartment.

An who eyewitness who craved anonymity in the community informed our correspondent that the community was alerted by a local vigilante; identity undisclosed, who heard a strange noise coming from apartment while taking his night tour around the area.

The source said that the vigilante, who mistook the noise for a robbery operation, alerted his colleagues for immediate action.

However, what they saw was eye-sore and alarming. Our correspondent who went a step further to inquire from the vigilantes what they saw, gathered that the guys were caught pants down on one another in an act that the vigilante was too traumatized to mention to our correspondent.

One of the vigilantes who spoke in his dialect related the event to that of Sodom, and that only God could wipe the scene off his head.
The whole community was thrown into anger and a moment of confusion.

Attempts were made by some irate member of the community to lynch the culprits as homosexuality is seen as the ‘devil’s act’ in the community. It was hard getting and confirming the identities of the culprits, however, our correspondent through the help of one of the members of the community was able to get names of two of the culprits; one Esther Amarachi Ibekwe, Ukpabi Chijioke and Ohaekeleme Kelechi, Ifeanyi Osuagwu and Chidiebere Uwandu.

Confirming the incidence, one principal member of the community who wants his name withheld, said the guys, whose attitudes and characters have become suspicious in the community, were becoming menace to the young people in the community, indoctrinating them into immoral things.

Reacting to the actions attempted by the irate members of the community, he said ‘we will not allow immorality be treated with kids glove in our community and that will serve as a deterrent to other who may want to follow in their footsteps. We handed the guys over to the police at day break for the law to have its way’.

He further stated that the community in recent times is experiencing the influx of Western way of life and an alarming rate of immoral indoctrination amongst the young ones, mostly from people who are not members of the community, but had only come to settle amongst them.