Two suspected homosexuals escaped death by the whiskers on Saturday as a mob descended on them.
The suspects, identified as Odinaka Orji, 32, a driver and Nonso Ejimene, 22, an accountancy student from Ezeagu, were almost lynched by irate mob at the densely populated Coal Camp, Enugu over homosexual activities.
According to a statement issued by the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, SP, Ebere Amaraizu, both men had been stripped naked before security operatives of the Central Police station Enugu promptly arrived the scene and saved them.
According to him, during interrogation, Odinaka maintained that he was married but his wife has left him owing to this illicit activities which he blamed on the devil.
According to him, he has visited many pastors to cure him.
Odinaka confessed that he was about to have intercourse with a boy staying with him in the same room.
The boy identified as Sunday, a barrow pusher ran out, shouting which attracted the attention of irate mob. He was caught and severely beaten before the Police arrived.
On his own part, Nonso Ejimene claimed that he is also in the habit but had left it before what he described as “satanic act pushed him into the activity as he tried to have an intercourse with one of the boys also staying with Odinaka, identified as one Chimezie whom he has severally threatened.”
Both men were taken into custody and are helping the operatives in their investigations.