Retired Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sodomy In Anambra

Retired Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sodomy In Anambra
  • PublishedJune 26, 2024

A retired teacher identified as Mr Ike Okoye, has been apprehended by the Anambra State Government for allegedly molesting and engaging in same-sex activities with young boys in Isuofia, Aguata local government area of the state.

The state Ministry of Women and Social Welfare in conjunction with Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra, OCHA, Brigade made the arrest.

This was disclosed in a statement posted Wednesday morning on the official Facebook page of the Commissioner, Hon. Ify Obinabo.

The post noted that the incident was reported to the ministry by the President-General of Isuofia Peoples Assembly, Chief Jude Chikadibia-Okeke.

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According to the post, the PG disclosed that Okoye has been molesting and engaging young men in homosexual activities for a long time but that anytime he got arrested, he usually got bailed by higher individuals in the state.

It also said Chief Chikadibia-Okeke narrated that they caught Mr Okoye over the weekend having sexual relationships with lots of boys and young men and quickly put a call through to the Women Affairs Commissioner who instructed them to apprehend him immediately.

It added that the suspect Okoye, a native of Okpoko village, Isuofia, and a retired teacher, during interrogation, earlier denied the same-sex allegations on the basis that it was his haters at work.

However, he later revealed that he has at some point romanced some of the boys, held their private sexual organs but never penetrated them as alleged and begged for forgiveness.

Meanwhile, two of his victims who pleaded anonymity said that the suspect usually comes under the guise of either assisting one with financial issues or allowing them to do his house chores and get paid.

One of his victims, who is currently 25 years old, explained that the suspect first molested him when he was 17 years old and ever since then has been on his case until he decided to involve his mother.

The other, 31-year-old, stated that the suspect usually gets satisfied when he holds his private part but he got uncomfortable with the whole thing.

Both victims alleged that after they left, the suspect kept pressuring them and even threatened them at some point.

The suspect was handed over to the police for further investigation.

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