Homosexuality is illegal in most African countries. In several, gay people face life imprisonment or the death penalty. Some religious groups brand it a corrupting western import. This discrimination and harassment against same-sex “amorous relationships” have continued unabated with significant and negative consequences on the physical and mental health of culprits.
The same can be said of one Mr oluwamuyiwa and Mr Femi who were both caught in this amorous act in the Western part of Nigeria.
It was learnt that the suspects were rounded up by the community security outfits and Law Enforcement Agents who subjected the suspects to dehumanizing treatment (torture).
A resident of the area, who gave an account of what transpired on condition of anonymity, “said the suspects were arraigned by the community vigilante team who tortured the culprits after been saved from jungle justice from the angry mob and the suspects were handed over to the State Task Force and the Law Enforcement Agents for prosecution”.
It was later gathered that Mr oluwamuyiwa and Mr Femi where-about has been unknown since the incident. The general public has been tipped off to report if found to any nearest law enforcement post.
However, the last information gathered about oluwamuyiwa Olawoye was in May 2015, when he was indicted, along with a number of co-conspirators, for his role in a wide-ranging fraud and identity theft scheme. The conspiracy involved both indicted and unindicted co-conspirators and participants. Olumuyiwa and his codefendants were charged with a single count of Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud (Count 1), seven counts of Mail Fraud (Counts 2-8), six counts of Wire Fraud (Counts 9-14), and thirteen counts of Aggravated Identity Theft (Counts 15-27).
oluwamuyiwa faced a total sentence of between 121 and 145 months and also faced likely deportation to Nigeria upon completion of his term of incarceration.
oluwamuyiwa was linked to more than 1,300 fraudulent federal tax returns seeking over $11.5 million. A review of his email account showed he wired over $387,000 in tax refund proceeds overseas. Olawoye is likely to face another jail term in Nigeria if found guilty by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) of Money laundering and financial crimes i.e the illegally obtained funds wired to his bank account in Nigeria.