A gay police officer escaped lynching after being caught in Amike, Imo State having sexual intercourse with his partner.
According to reports, the officer who is married, was caught with packets of condom before he was stripped alongside his partner.
According to the spokesman of the police in the state, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, the Divisional Police officer in charge of Nkwere Division received a phone call on Tuesday that a mob had descended on one of his men.
He said upon the information, the police promptly moved into Umueze autonomous community in Orlu LGA, and rescued Chibuike Ukazu.
The spokesman in a statement said that preliminary investigation revealed that the youths of the community claimed to have caught the constable with one of his friend, name yet unknown but nicknamed ‘Y’ello’, in acts of homosexuality.
As a result, the youths pounced on them and beat them to stupor and then took them to the palace of traditional ruler before their rescue by the DPO and his team, the statement said.
The spokesman, however, warned members of the public to desist from taking laws into their hand especially on infractions by the members of the police or other security agencies.