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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nollywood Actor Jailed In Abuja For Having Sex With A Man


Nigeria's law against gay practice
claimed its first victim in the federal
capital territory, Abuja on Monday,

According to reports, 28-year old actor,
Bestwood Chukwuemeka was on
Monday sentenced to prison by a
Magistrate Court in Abuja for having
sexual intercourse with another man
through the anus.

At first he pleaded not guilty before
accepting the crime. In his words; "I am
guilty of the charge against me. I was
under the influence of alcohol and I
want the court to temper justice with
mercy," he pleaded.

The police prosecutor, Mohammed Umar,
had told the court that the convict
committed the offence in August when
the complainant was sleeping in his bed.
Homosexual acts, the prosecutor said,
was contrary to Section 284 of the Penal
Code.

After listening to both parties, the Senior
Magistrate tempered justice with mercy
and sentenced the actor to three months
imprisonment, but without an option of
fine.

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