…to appear in court today – Police Source
By Ahmed Ajikobi
Residents of Fate/Tanke area in Ilorin were last Thursday caught by surprise as a suspected homosexual lawyer, Francis Ikebudi ran out nakedly while trying to escape arrest by the men of the Kwara State Police Command.
It was gathered that the legal practitioner was caught in an attempt to have sexual intercourse with a male commercial motorcyclist.
According to an eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, Ikebudi was noticed running out of his apartment naked and covering his male genital organ with his hands while being chased by police officers.
Another eyewitness simply identified as Lekan, said, “The lawyer of recent asked a commercial motorcyclist to take him home and after that he collected the okada rider’s mobile contact and kept calling him from time to time.
“Today he (the lawyer) asked the commercial motorcyclist to take home as usual and he invited him to his apartment. He afterward started romancing him.
“The man said he found the action a taboo and he told the lawyer to hold on that he needs to go home to take his bath and come back.
“The okada rider however went to the police station to report the matter and police followed him and hanged around. The police later gained entrance into the lawyer’s apartment before he could execute his plans.”
Meanwhile, neighbours of the suspect who pleaded not to be named said several male teenagers had fallen victims to the lawyer’s heinous act.
“We reported the case to Police station “F” division but somehow they will settle the case but today, he appeared to have gone beyond his boundary,” a source divulged.
Meanwhile, a police source who confirmed the arrest of the suspect informed our reporter that he will appear in court today (Monday).
Efforts to contact the state Police spokesperson, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi proved abortive as neither responded to calls put through his mobile phone nor replied text message sent to him as at the time of filling this report.
Below is the extract of the text message; “I learnt of one lawyer allegedly arrested for homosexuality Francis Ikebudi today at Tanke, are you aware of that sir.”