Actor Jailed in Abuja for Being Gay

A 28-year old actor, Bestwood Chukwuemeka was on Monday sentenced to
three-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Abuja for having
sexual intercourse with another man through the anus.

At first he pleaded not guilty before accepting the crime. In his words;
‘’I am guilty of the charge against me. I was under the influence of
alcohol and I want the court to temper justice with mercy’’, he said.

The police prosecutor, Mohammed Umar, had told the court that the
convict committed the offence in August when the complainant was
sleeping in his bed. Homosexual acts, the prosecutor said, was contrary
to Section 284 of the Penal Code.

The Senior Magistrate however sentenced him to three months imprisonment without an option of fine.

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