Hell broke loose in the Ikotun area of Lagos State, when some homosexuals in Egbe allegedly fought one another after learning they have infected one another with the Human Immuno defeciency Virus, HIV.
One of the men, identified as Ezeugo, reportedly infected his first lover with the virus and later brought in another “boyfriend” to the house and was about to make love to him when the first lover raised alarm around 3am on Tuesday morning.
It is gathered that residents in the area called policemen from the Ikotun division, who arrested the gay men.
A police source told the Punch that Ezeugo, confessed to have been a homosexual for about five years.
He said, “We got a distress call from residents around 3am that there was a fight among five homosexuals 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.”
However, state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, said the suspects fought after they discovered that they had been infected with HIV.
Oti identified the men, aged between 20 to 31, as Ezeugo, Akachukwu, Abuchi, Dara and Marvellous.
He said, “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.”
The police spokesperson said the five suspects were in custody and are assisting the police with investigation.