Two homosexual suspects, Ebuka Anyasi, 23, and Michael Ikegbunam, 19, were arrested on June 15 for allegedly having carnal knowledge of two minors, Ifechukwu Okafor, 14, and Tagbo Chukwuma.
The act lasted for 7 days, while both victims were locked in confinement.
The accused suspects pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge against them, but the Prosecutor, Clem Nwancho, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, opposed their bail and submitted a three-page motion application as well as an affidavit opposing the plea for bail for the two accused.
Their plea for bail was also opposed on the ground that they would jump bail, and insisted that they should be remanded in prison custody to serve as a deterrence to others, pending the determination of the case.
Although the judge adjourned the case to a later date in order to decide where to grant the bail or not, some lawyers in Onitsha have expressed fears over a grand plan to suppress the matter by some unknown big wigs in the state who were working round the clock to ensure the case was frustrated because of their involvement in the act.
[h/t Daily Post]