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Suspected homosexual docked in Aba

By The Rainbow
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A 40-year-old businessman, Ndubuisi Benjamin, was on Tuesday charged with homosexual activity at an Aba North Chief Magistrates' Court in Abia state.

Benjamin, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of having a carnal knowledge with a man against the order of nature.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Galadima Rubies, told the court that the accused committed the offence on at Ogbor Hill in Aba on July 28.

According to him, Benjamin had a carnal knowledge of a man's son through the anus.

'A complaint was lodged by a man that Benjamin had a carnal knowledge of his son and the police immediately arrested him.''

Rubies said the offence contravened Section 214 (1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Abia 2005.

Benjamin pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of N200, 000 with a surety in like sum.

Magistrate K.I. Udo said the surety should be resident within the court's jurisdiction as part of the bail conditions.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused may be sentenced to 14 years imprisonment on conviction.

The case was adjourned to Sept. 9 for further hearing. (NAN)