The Conventional Ruler of Asaba historic kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Prof. Joseph Chike Edozien, CFR, JP, the and the council of Elders have declared one Anthony Uwazuruike wished for defiling the umuagu land and evoking the wrath of the gods upon the neighborhood.
Anthony Uwazuruike, 29 and an indigene of Umuagu in Asaba historic type oshimili South Native authorities space, is being accused of sodomy which is forbidden locally and likewise prohibited by the Nigeria Authorities.
The neighborhood elders alleged that Anthony Uwazuruike was caught committing act of homosexuality with one other man someday in February, 2018, at his residence in umuagu In Asaba oshimili South Native Authorities Space of Delta State.
Each males fled from the house after a lady who caught them within the act raised the alarm.
Anthony Uwazuruike accomplice was later murdered by an irate mob of neighborhood youths.
Though, Anthony Uwazuruike has remained in hiding for the reason that brutal killing of his accomplice, his household dwelling, was burnt down few days later by offended youths and elders of umuagu neighborhood in asaba historic kingdom. The home remains to be mendacity in ruins.
Nearly three years after the incident, the neighborhood elders performing beneath the directive of the
Conventional Ruler of Asaba Kingdom, have now formally declared Anthony Uwazuruike wished.
They stated the offender, Anthony Uwazuruike, by indulging in homosexuality, had defiled the land, introduced reproach to the dominion and evoked the wrath of the gods upon the individuals.
They insisted that he should current himself for conventional cleaning and rituals to appease the neighborhood deities.
“The gods are offended as a result of homosexuality is an abomination in our neighborhood. Custom calls for that anybody who commits sodomy have to be introduced to the neighborhood deities to determine his destiny, which most instances is demise sentence.
“Anthony Uwazuruike has didn’t current himself for the mandatory rituals and the king has directed that he be introduced useless or alive”, a member of the Elders council, Pa Ogbusi Anazia instructed journalists in Umuagu not too long ago.
Our reporter gathered that the method of conventional cleaning would come with amongst different rituals, the offender strolling nude on the road, whereas being stoned by the individuals.
“It’s a painful and embarrassing expertise which no man would need to undergo, as a result of he won’t survive the ordeal”, an elder locally who doesn’t want- his title in print instructed our reporter.
In the meantime, following a criticism lodged by the neighborhood, the police in Agbor have declared Anthony Uwazuruike wished for committing act of homosexuality.
Nigeria’s rapid previous President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan had in January 2014, signed the identical intercourse prohibition and different associated offence Act into legislation.
The legislation gives for 14 years imprisonment for anybody discovered guility of sodomy whereas the Custom and customized of most Nigerian communities demand stiffer penalties, and in some circumstances, outright killing by public mob.
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