4 jailed in Imo over homosexualism

An Owerri Magistrate Court has presided over by His Worship, Uche Stella Chukwu, Friday, 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 August 14, 2023, against the order of nature with their consents obtained by force, threat and intimidation.

The Court presided over by His Worship, Uche Stella Chukwu, also sentenced Peter to seven years imprisonment for conspiracy with the three mem to commit unnatural offence under Section 516 of the Criminal Code.

Also, Sunday, Chimezie, and Oparaugo were sentenced to five years imprisonment with an option of fine of N500, 000 each for contravening Section 214 of the Criminal Code.


It was gathered that while both sentences against Chibuzo Peter were to run concurrently, the four accused persons 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 (IPO), 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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