Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Man lynched for being gay

A 60 year old man alleged to be a homosexual was lynched by an angry mob in Yelwa Ward in Yola, Nigeria.

The 60 year old man was suspected to have had a relationship with a 20 year old man.

The deceased identified as Hassan Buba, a resident of Yelwa Ward in Yola North Local Government, according to sources, admitted having sex with the man for over four years.

Eyewitness account disclosed to Vanguard in Yola that the Late Hassan Buba met his untimely death when his victim confessed to his parents about the relationship.

It was at this junction that the deceased was invited to the victim's family house where he admitted to having a long standing sexual relationship with the man.

Angered by the revelations, the father of the man identified as Shuaibu alongside irate youths pounced on the confessed homosexual.

He was beaten to a state of coma and abandoned by the roadside close to where the incident happened.

Police from the Jimeta Division headquarter took the man to the Yola Specialist Hospital where he died before medical attention was administered on him.

Adamawa State police Command Spokesman Nemuel Yoila (ASP) confirmed the incident, but, he however disclosed that the matter has not yet been officially reported to the headquarters from the Divisional Headquarters.


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