The police at Ijesha Police Division in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, have arrested a suspected homosexual pastor, Prince Egimonele, in a hotel as he attempted to have sex with his male church member.
victim, Chidiebere Mozie, a drummer in the pastor’s church, reportedly
played along and informed the police of the appointment with the pastor
before they went inside the hotel room to have sex. The police laid
ambush for the pastor
A police source informed P.M.NEWS
that the pastor, Egimonele, the General Overseer of Jesus Intervention
Ministry at Ijesha Community Hall, a native of Abia State, Southeast
Nigeria, was arrested inside the hotel along Ijesha Road, where he had
gone to have fun with Chidiebere Mozie, 23, whom he allegedly lured with
However, luck ran out on the pastor when policemen arrested him in the hotel.
recovered from the randy clergyman inside the hotel room include a pack
of viagra, a drug that boosts male libido, Rough Rider condoms, cream
and fruit juice.
After police investigation, the pastor and an
accomplice Lawrence were arraigned before a Cele Magistrate’s Court in
Lagos on a four-count charge of having sex with a male partner and an
attempt to have unlawful carnal knowledge and indecent practice with a
male person in a hotel.
The offences, according to the prosecutor, are punishable under Sections 516, 214 and 217 of the Criminal Code.
214 of the Criminal Code Act, Chapter 77, Laws of the Federation of
Nigeria 1990 reads:“Any person who has carnal knowledge of any person
against the order of nature; or has carnal knowledge of an animal; or
permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the
order of nature is guilty of felony, and is liable to imprisonment for
fourteen (14) years.”
Section 217 of the Criminal Code Act
reads:“Any male person who, whether in public or private, commits any
act of gross indecency with another male person, or procures another
male person to commit any act of gross indecency with him, or attempts
to procure the commission of any such act by any male person with
himself or with another male person, whether in public or private, is
guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for three years.”
The accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them.
presiding magistrate, Mrs. D. T. Olatokun, admitted the pastor to bail
in the sum of N250,000 and Lawrence, N100,000 with two sureties each in
She adjourned the matter till 10 November, 2011 for mention.
The accused were moved to Kirikiri Maximum Prison, Apapa, Lagos, when they could not perfect their bail conditions in good time.