Herbalist remanded for homosexuality

Posted: January 23, 2014 in life and human interest, News
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A 30-year-old herbalist, Tarvhi Nyitse of Naka town, in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State, was Wednesday remanded in prison by a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court over alleged homosexuality.
He was accused of raping one Terzungwe Yev.



Prosecutor James Zungwe told the court that Terzungwe Yev reported the matter at ‘D’ Division Police Station on Jan 16.
Zungwe said that Yev told the police that his mother was sick and the accused who came to their neighbour’s house claimed he had the cure for the ailment.
Yev added that the herbalist then took him to the bush to get some herbs to treat his mother.

“He reported that he was surprised when the accused pounced on him there in the bush and forcefully had sexual intercourse with him through his anus.During police investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with unnatural offence punishable under Section 284 of the Penal Code,” he said.
However, the plea of the accused was not taken.
The prosecutor said that investigation into the matter was ongoing.

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