by ‘Jola Sotubo
A man said to be a native doctor in Benue has been arrested on suspicion of sodomy and homosexuality.
Tarvhi Nyitse, 30, was arraigned yesterday before a Magistrate Court in Makurdi, the state capital and remanded in prison for the crime.
Nyitse is said to have lured his victim, one Terzungwe Yev, into a secluded area and then pounced on him and sodomized him.
Nyitse, 30, resides in Naka in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue.
Prosecutor James Zungwe told the court that 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.