No fewer than 25 landlords from the Temidire,
Alagbado area of Lagos State stormed the
premises of the Lagos State Police Command,
Ikeja, on Wednesday to report a suspected
homosexual in the area.
We learnt that the complainants, who
were led by the Baale , Alhaji Najimu Abioye,
submitted a petition to the Commissioner of
Police, Fatai Owoseni, saying that the residents’
lives were in danger as the suspect continually
harassed them with thugs.
They alleged that the suspect, identified as Alhaji
Tunji, had raped many young men in the area,
and usually moved with thugs to collect money
from traders and the people building houses in
Speaking with our correspondent, the Baale said the
matter had been reported to the police at the
Alagbado division, adding that Tunji continued to
“buy his way out, and terrorise us with
He said the recent activity of the Alhaji was to
take possession of people’s lands, boasting that
he could not be arrested.
He said, “Tunji is a gay. He has raped several
boys in our area. The father of one of the victims
is here with us.
“We have reported him to the police at Alagbado,
but he went to Area G, Ogba, and lied that we
brought hoodlums to his house and burgled it.
At that time, he left the area, but resurfaced later
to start another round of trouble.
“Now, he is taking over people’s plots of land
and selling them. He has thugs who work for him
to unleash mayhem. That is why we have run to
the police to help us tame him. He is also a gay.
The father of one of the victims is here.”
The father of the victim, who did not want his
name in print, called his son, Olufemi
(pseudonym), on the phone and asked us to speak with him.
The son, who worked as a plumber, told our
correspondent on the phone that he had gone to
work on Tunji’s property, when the suspect lured
him to a room, and asked him to undress.
He added that he ran out when Tunji attempted
to sleep with him.
He said, “About two weeks ago, one of my
friends called me that there was work to do at
the Alhaji’s house. When I got there, he began to
ask me questions.
“On the evening of the third day, I was with him
in his living room and he asked me to enter his
bedroom, He then asked me to start undressing.
Eventually, I ran out of the house.”
Our correspondent gathered that the police had
invited the suspect for interrogation.