A 28-year-old man, Angus Chukwebuka who was arrested last week for killing his gay partner he connected with via Facebook has now confessed to the crime, stating why he did it.
He said: “We met on Facebook and he asked if I can engage in homosexual acts with him and I said no, but after much pressure, I succumbed. He promised to give me N20,000 if I agree to have sex with him. .
As soon as he came in, I asked for the money and he said he would give me the money after satisfying the sexual urge, which brought him all the way from Imo State.
I insisted he must pay me the money he promised. That was how the fight started. He was the first to hit me with a stick and I fell down. My younger brother who was with me holding him down while I stood up and picked the stick and hit him and he died.”
Chukwebuka who commmited the crime with help from his brother, Nwankwo allegedly killed the Facebook friend and dumped his body in a bush in Nanka, Anambra State.
However, the key suspect Chukwebuka denied dumping the body in the bush but said he and his brother reported themselves to a vigilante group, which took them to the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nanka as there was no police station in the area.
On his part, Nwankwo said he returned from Lagos to the village to attend a burial function when his brother informed him of a gay man who will be coming to their house to have an affair with him and then pay him N20,000 but he plans to only collect money from the man and dismiss him.
“My senior brother told me there is one homosexual coming to our place who promised to give him N20,000 after the sexual act. He said as soon as the man comes, he would just collect his money from him and discharge him, ” Nwankwo said.