A 23-year-old student of Lagos State University (LASU) known as Steve Prosper, who is in 200 hundred level Public Administration, born in Badore, In Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos, an indigene of Ika North East Local Government of Area of Delta State has been declared wanted on the 19th of January, 2014 by the Nigeria Police Force for allegedly engaging in the act of homosexuality with his partner, Mr Okolie Ifeanyi, a criminal offense punishable with 14 years’ imprisonment and also abhorred in Ajah, Eti-Osa Local Govenment, Lagos State where he lives.
In a statement released by the National Assembly Police Station Tafawa Belewa Square (TBS) Area “A” Command, Lagos Deputy Superintendent (D.S.P) Ngozi Braide on 19th January 2014, stated that Steve Prosper is wanted by the police for allegedly engaging in homosexuality which contravenes the Nigerian law.
In his words “We are out for Steve Prosper, and we are not going to relent until he is apprehended to face the full wrath of the law, the general public should take note.” He enjoined the general public to come forward with any useful information that could lead to the arrest of Steve Prosper, stating that a handsome reward awaits any person who provides useful information that many lead to his arrest.
It was revealed that the lovers were caught in the act which contravenes the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The lovers were caught at their hostel located at PPL in Lagos State University environs. Unknown to them that their door was open when one Mr. Jimoh Adedeji entered the house and saw them lying down naked and then saw Mr. Steve penetrating Ifeanyi through the back and raised an alarm.
They were apprehended and beaten up by the youth in the area and Mr Ifeanyi was stoned to death while Steve Prosper managed to escape to an unknown destination amidst the crowd of angry mob.
Investigation reveals that the duo have been in the act before nemesis caught up with them on that faithful day, it was gathered that the intimacy between both culprits towards each other which was said to be uncommon in a same relationship, aroused the suspicion of the neighbors to ascertain the cause of the unusual bond between them which later proved to be true as they were caught.
Speaking with Vanguard Newspaper, a neighbor of Mr. Steve Prosper, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that he and the duo, has been living in the compound as tenants about two years, but started seeing them acting funny about six months ago. In his words “At first, when he comes in, everybody thought they were just friends until we started noticing some unusual behavior between the two of them. Most times when we are outside discussing, once Steve comes in, the both of them will go inside within a jiffy and next, they will start playing, shouting, discussing and laughing aloud like boyfriend and girlfriend engaging in foreplay before sexual intercourse, after which they will become silent till an indefinite time”
Continuing, he said that they exhibited some feminine traits and also exhibited some characters that is hitherto very suspicious of those involved in homosexual act, which prompted the neighbours to carry surveillance on them to ascertain the type of relationship between them until that faithful day. “We peeped through the door and found out they were making love; we saw Steve Prosper penetrating Ifeanyi through the anus. We alerted the neigbourhood in order to get them apprehended, but unfortunately, Mr. Steve Prosper managed to escape”
Meanwhile, the police have declared Mr. Steve Prosper wanted and promised a handsome reward for anyone who comes up with useful information that would lead to his arrest.
Other members of the community are also on the lookout for him, to be stoned to death according to the traditions of the land as a man hurt have been placed.