Anambra community declares two wanted over same sex union
Members of Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikuka Local Council of Anambra State have declared two men, Mr. Ugochukwu Ifemelumma and Mr. Nweze Emmanuel, wanted for allegedly sodomizing young boys and engaging in same sex union in the community.
Speaking to newsmen on behalf of the community, Mr. Chibuike Isulu, who is the community youth leader, said both men are wanted to answer for their “atrocious acts and for desecrating the land and the laws of the country.”
He said some elders have been getting complaints from members of the community over the ‘unholy acts’ of the two men and had been investigating the issue for some time. He noted that only Ifemelumma hails from the community, while his partner, Emmanuel, hails from a community in Ebonyi State.
Isulu alleged that there are also complaints that Ifemelumma and his partner have been sodomising young boys in the community and that anger against the duo had escalated to an all time high.
When asked if the community planned to mete out jungle justice on both men, Isulu said they only want them to come and defend themselves before the people, adding that if they were eventually found guilty, they would be handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.
He explained that the community’s sanction for such crimes was banishment while the families of such individuals would be made to perform some cleansing rituals to sanctify the land.
However, when reached on his telephone number provided by the community, Ifemelumma confirmed the development and disclosed that he had to run away from the community for fear of his life, as he is aware that some people are seeking to take his life.
“Although I have some partners who I have been seeing secretly, I was surprised when in January 2017, a mob gathered outside my house with dangerous weapons, calling on me and Emmanuel to come out of the compound, vowing to deal with us, saying they were aware of our actions,” he said.