5 homose.xuals who engaged in a fight with each other after contracting the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have been detained after they caused a scene in Egbe, Ikotun area of Lagos State.
According to PUNCH Metro, one of the men, whose name is Ezeugo, had infected his first lover with the virus.
Ezeugo had brought in another boyfriend to his apartment and was about making love to the new guy when his first boyfriend created an awareness by raising an alarm around 3 am on Tuesday.
Punch’s correspondent learnt that the residents in the area invited policemen from the Ikotun division and the suspects were detained.
A police source, Ezeugo, who is a prime suspect, confessed to having been engaged in homose.xual for about five years.
“We got a distress call from residents around 3am that there was a fight among five homose.xuals living together in a room apartment.
“On getting there, we were told that late that night, the neighbours heard a noise and thought a thief had broken into the house. But they later discovered that the noise came from the room where the men stayed and that they were fighting.
“The tenant who accommodated the others, Ezeugo, had gone out to bring a new gay partner and was about to sleep with him when his first lover protested that he could not be sleeping with him and his tribesman from Calabar, Cross River State.
“Ezeugo denied that he wanted to sleep with the new person.
“While we were interviewing them, the first lover said his major grouse was that Ezeugo was sleeping with him and wanted to sleep with his tribesman as well.”
But SP Chike Oti, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said the suspects fought after they got to know that they had been infected with HIV.
Oti identified the men, who their ages range between 20 to 31, as Ezeugo, Akachukwu, Abuchi, Dara and Marvellous.
The police spokesperson said the five suspects were in custody and they were assisting with the investigation.
“They were into gay relationship and a quarrel broke out among them. The security men who listened to their heated argument alerted the police and the Ikotun Divisional Police Officer sent men there to arrest them.
One of them confessed to be HIV/AIDS positive and said it was his boyfriend that infected him. The boyfriend was sleeping with the other men as well and that was the cause of their fight.”