The Rivers State Police Command has arrested two suspected homosexuals after they were caught having sex in a public toilet.
The gay lovers were caught in the act public inside a public at the Mile Three Park, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The duo were arrested while on the verge of being attacked by a mob at the premises.
One of the suspects identified as Stephen reportedly in his early 40s was seen sleeping with a young man in the toilet by the attendant of the place.
Mr Vitalis Andrew, the toilet attendant narrated thus;
“This morning, one guy paid me to use the toilet, unknown to me that the person who stood by him was his sexual partner. The man entered, followed by his partner, and some minutes afterward, we started to hear loud moaning.
“When we peeped, we saw both of them making out. But before we could raise the alarm, they had run away. So, I went to where his (Stephen’s) car was parked and I could not find him. So, I called my Oga and he instructed me to find him and hold on. We have handed the man over to the police,” the attendant said.
The Manager of the public toilet, Chamberline Dappa, said he called the police who came and rescued the suspect from the mob.
“This morning, I was coming from the house when my second called me that they caught somebody sleeping with his fellow man inside the public toilet, so I asked them to hold on until I come.
“Before I arrived at the place, the second person had run away. As I came in, I saw a crowd; all of them were eager to beat the man and I asked them not to. When I saw the situation and noticed that the crowd wanted to overpower me, I called the police.
“The police arrested him and we went to the station, where I made a statement. They asked me to present the eyewitness that saw them.
“I went to the man’s shop, but he was not there, so I reported back to the police to tell them that at 11am, I would provide the witness.”
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, said both suspects are now in custody.