Two homosexuals allegedly having sex in a public toilet at the Mile Three Park, Port Harcourt, Rivers State were rescued by the men of the Nkpolu Divisional Headquarters of the Nigerian Police.
One of them identified as Stephen was seen making love to a younger man when they were caught.
The people descended on them and the commotion was said to have attracted policemen from the Nkpolu Divisional Headquarters, who rescued the suspects.
The attendant of the public toilet, Mr Vitalis Andrew, narrated what happened.
“This morning, one guy paid me to use the toilet, unknown to me that the person who stood by him was his sexual partner. The man entered, followed by his partner, and some minutes afterward, we started to hear loud moaning.
“When we peeped, we saw both of them making out. But before we could raise the alarm, they had run away. So, I went to where his (Stephen’s) car was parked and I could not find him. So, I called my Oga and he instructed me to find him and hold on. We have handed the man over to the police.”
The Manager of the public toilet, Chamberline Dappa, on his part said:
“This morning, I was coming from the house when my second called me that they caught somebody sleeping with his fellow man inside the public toilet, so I asked them to hold on until I come.
“Before I arrived at the place, the second person had run away. As I came in, I saw a crowd; all of them were eager to beat the man and I asked them not to. When I saw the situation and noticed that the crowd wanted to overpower me, I called the police.
“The Police arrested him and we went to the station, where I made a statement. They asked me to present the eyewitness that saw them.
“I went to the man’s shop, but he was not there, so I reported back to the police to tell them that at 11am, I would provide the witness.”
The River State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, adding that both suspects were in custody.
“I have interviewed them this afternoon and the suspects are with us. We are still investigating.
“We have yet to get in touch with the complainant, but we have witnesses who caught them in the act and have made useful statements to us.”