Ushafa Bwari axis of Abuja was agog on Friday when mob, believed to be Muslim faithfuls unleashed anger on a suspected young man alleged to be bisexual.
According to our Abuja correspondent, the scene of the incidence was highly tensed as people scamper for safety when Muslim faithfuls shouted “Allahu Akbar” while chasing and throwing pebbles at a middle aged man.
An eye witness account has it that trouble broke out among two passengers who boarded a commercial cab to the area. One of the passenger claimed she knew another passenger who joined them in the vehicle. She claimed she knew the passenger from the eastern part of Nigeria and accused him of running from Abia state due to his bisexual status.
According to a passenger , who claimed to be on the same cab with them said, “the two young men got into heated argument due to statement credited to the girlfriend of one of the passengers.
In his words; “I was in the front seat of the vehicle when the last passenger joined the cab, the lady who sat with one of the passengers behind whom I suppose should be the male passenger’s girlfriend started the trouble.
“Few minutes after he joined us in the cab, the lady called him by his name and he asked, please I don’t know you, have we met before?”
The lady replied, “are you not Ndukwe the guy that was evicted from our community in Umuahia, Abia State for your bisexual crimes?”
“At that the young man asked, “who are you and what are you insinuating?”.
The young lady replied and said: ,”Are you not Ndukwe the bisexual again? You think I won’t recognize you after you defiled our community? You were beaten, striped naked and asked to leave the community.”
The story went on, that the accused (Ndukwe) got angry and asked her to keep quiet and that attracted the intervention of the lady’s boyfriend.
The eyewitness continued; “Immediately Ndukwe got to Ushafa Bwari, he asked the cab driver to stop for him to step out only for the boyfriend of the lady to come out of the vehicle too and slapped Ndukwe for yelling at his girlfriend and fight broke out.
“The lady came out of the car too and started screaming homosexual! please leave my man alone!
“At that, people around, listened to their debate and some started picking stones and hailed it on the accused who ran as far as he could and jumped into a moving van that whisked him away as he sustained injuries from the stoning.”
Same-sex sexual activity is a taboo subject for many Muslims. Some go so far as to deny that gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals exist in Muslim societies today or even that sexual activity between men or women has existed in Islamic history , rather, they claim that such issues are “western” or “modern.”
Nigeria law on it’s own hands offenders penalty of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex “amorous relationships” and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly and signed into law by former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2014.
As at the time of filing this report, candidreporters.com is still trying to match evidence if it’s same Ndukwe Uchenna Uduma that has been reported in past stories due to lack of pictorial evidence.