Nigerian Gay man, Trapped & Beaten By Gang In Port Harcourt Nigeria For Homosexuality!

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A young Nigerian gay man Abraham who looked between the ages of 20-22, was trapped in a house with another young man who lured him into coming over to his house after they had several conversations with each other on the interactive whatsapp media chat application.

The incidence happened in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Rivers State on December 13th 2015.

Upon arrival at the scene of the incidence, NoStrings figured that the room was already filled up with people holding plank sticks as they were slapping and beating the young victim up. he was naked, and begging that it wasn’t his fault that he was gay, and that he has been trying to change for some time, but has failed each time”

In a further inquiry, Abraham the victim, revealed that he knew this guy from a chemist where he goes to get drugs for his asthmatic mother, as other young man sells and manages the chemist. He further states that he has been good friends with this guy for some time and that they have been having regular conversations both on phone and on different chat applications. He relates “we were only chatting as good friends until when he inquired about why I was so serious with him, and if I was in love with him” he continues “I told him that I really liked him and that I felt like I was with a woman each time I was with him, so he invited me over so we could see to talk more, that was when I decided to go see him”

“I realized I was gay in 2008, while I was still in school, and ever since then I have found it really hard to stop”

The guy who organized the setup revealed to NoStrings, “I knew this guy was a homosexual when he started calling me frequently and constantly wanting to meet me” he continues “he comes to get drugs for his asthmatic mother from my chemist, and that is when we exchanged numbers, I travelled to Lagos for my football training and came back, and that was when we agreed to meet”

“I actually thought he was joking until when he came to my house, and asked that we have sex, that was when I excused myself to go to the bathroom to call my friends on the phone, who mobilized friends and neighbors, however, I have asked them not to beat him, but really I may not be able to help the situation if they go against that”

“right now, we are waiting for his parents to come, so that we can inform them of the situation, so that they can know what their child is doing, we wouldn’t want to proceed with arresting him or anything of that nature, as the family is a good customer and they do not have money to get him out of the situation if the matter goes to the police” he concluded.

Abraham is not out to his parents, but if his parents finds out about the situation, he may face rejection. “The people I live with are not my biological parents, I only came to Port Harcourt to help them, and if they find out, they may send me back to the village he said, with his almost fainting voice as he faced down with shame.

“The young man is currently still being held at the premises of the incidence and so far they have threatened to take him to the police station”

“Here in Nigeria, the police may not charge the matter to court but will want to allow the victim bail so they can make money, this is a frequent occurrence”

“The situation in Nigeria is bad to an extent that even young people are organizing groups to trap suspected homosexuals, either via social media networks, or from social meeting places and luring them into coming over to their houses. And upon arrival they will ask their victims to strip naked and pretend to be in co-operation while they make calls, seize their clothes and sometimes threaten to expose them, or will collect valuable items from them, and then give them another clothe to wear back home”

“So many cases like these go unreported in the Nigerian mainstream media”

“The only way to do avoid these kinds of things from actually happening is to make sure you confirm from other people within the gay community if they can recommend someone, before agreeing to meet them that is if you must meet someone at all. Also, do not agree to meet people in their house at the very first meeting, instead agree to meet them in an open environment first, at a neutral place that is far away from each others house, but if anyone disagrees, then the best thing to do is to just quit the arrangement”

“Finally, Stop obsessing over people you know that are not homosexuals, or that you are not sure of their sexual orientation, regardless of how they look, this can lead you into wanting to try out your luck, and this could be really dangerous as you could be trapped and exposed”

NoStrings Podcast gathered the complete detail of the incidence in this episode of the podcast, as the entire conversation was captured in voice both from Isaac the victim and the other young man who organized the setup. Use the download link to listen.

Please note, we have only used his first name to protect his identity.

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    Vagno Fernandes 7 years

    Christian Fundamentalists Straight Men are disgusting!!!
    Freedon to Nigeria now!!!

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    Bob 7 years

    THE DEVIL WEARS MANY COLLARS
    To my beautiful Gay Brothers and Sisters: James Dobson and Focus on the Family will never agree with you because this inaccurate and false information they spew is their bread and butter. If they did not have a populace to discriminate against, then their REVENUE would greatly shrink. The foundation to healthy living is to protect yourself against their shameful and untrue Evangelical beliefs, for they are dangerous and immoral. Always feel good about yourself my gay brothers and sisters, for I have the experience of internal hate and oppression like many that lasted for many years. I have survived the emotional turmoil that has shaped my entire life, many of our gay brothers and sisters sadly, have not. We must continue the education that being gay is not a learned behavior but a cherished gift from the source of life. Please remember, these religious sinners who are in charge of different faith-based organizations know NOTHING about God, only money and power and they will say, preach or do anything to have it.

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    Bob 7 years

    A. THE DEVIL WEARS MANY COLLARS
    To my beautiful Gay Brothers and Sisters: James Dobson and Focus on the Family will never agree with you because this inaccurate and false information they spew is their bread and butter. If they did not have a populace to discriminate against, then their REVENUE would greatly shrink. The foundation to healthy living is to protect yourself against their shameful and untrue Evangelical beliefs, for they are dangerous and immoral. Always feel good about yourself my gay brothers and sisters, for I have the experience of internal hate and oppression like many that lasted for many years. I have survived the emotional turmoil that has shaped my entire life, many of our gay brothers and sisters sadly, have not. We must continue the education that being gay is not a learned behavior but a cherished gift from the source of life. Please remember, these religious sinners who are in charge of different faith-based organizations know NOTHING about God, only money and power and they will say, preach or do anything to have it.

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    Bob 7 years

    B. TO MY GAY FRIENDS AND EVERYONE—ALWAYS BE STRONG AND ALWAYS LOVE YOURSELF!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    October 10, 2012 at 9:05am
    I would like to tell every single gay person and everyone in the United States and in the world, be STRONG! There is nothing wrong with you, it is them— The small minority of mis-informed people who are listening to powerful political bigots who want to keep their cash flow going by hate. They do this by mis-interpreting the True God of Love. These people are Focus on the Family, The Family Research Council and others. Please educate everyone you know always about these religious radicals. The True God is about love, compassion and helping others, not a hateful God that they should not be preaching to and about!

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    Victimisation of suspected gays in Nigeria is a near daily occurrence…the advice given is certainly timely but from experience, u may not even be too careful in ds situation irrespective of how hard you try to live in d closets..I jst pity d nation, I.e d hypocritical govts at all levels, d religious leaders&d gullible&bigoted Nigerians who feel they do dr God a favour by fishing out innocent people on dr sexual orientation for abuses or even lynching to death in extreme cases..no such backward&judgmental nation makes progress in its evolution..the greatest calamity of d GEJ’s govt was signing of d anti-lgbt bill into law&its continued retention by d successive govts under whatever guise..the least any of us as potential victim or concerned humans will do is to continue our call for its abrogation&recognition of sexuality rights..

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    Dear Mike Dameon, is it British, Amercan, Ghanaian accent you speak with? You couldn’t even help the child being kitoed, was busy forming straight guy conducting interview. Not to mention how the thing you edited was overly repeating itself, wasting people’s data. I’m one of those who follow your podcasts closely, but really disappointed on how you handled this…

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      Hello Oturugbeke,

      I am truly sorry you observed things differently, but me going there alone was a huge risk of which I believe most people won’t dare, and trust me, I really did help him, I was ready to go anywhere with him. But you know this is Nigeria, you cannot be a gay man and at same time defend a gay man. And about my accent, my dear that environment wasn’t a place to talk the way I talk professionally. And as for the recording repeating, I am sorry, that has been a long standing issue here, a team here is working to fix that. And also I am deeply surprised that you’ll be quick to condemn when you havnt done anything truly to support us here, what have you done?? How can you help? These are part of the many questions that you should be dealing with.

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    Hi Mike,

    KDians have made a collection to give to the victim. They have asked that they see him before they hand over the money and have asked you to facilitate this as you know where the victim is.
    If the victim is indeed now homeless and in need of support, money will go some way in helping him. It is the humanitarian thing to do.

    Please can you facilitate this. Or if its not possible, tell DM or any other KDian you maybe in contact with how to go about meeting the victim.

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