A gay European man, identified as Mr. Zcent was severely beaten at Ori Oke bus stop, Ejigbo, for soliciting a young man to have a sexual relationship with him. Zcent had met a young Nigerian man on Facebook, whom he thought was interested in him and was encouraging him to have a profitable sexual relationship with him.
It was gathered, that the Lagos Island based Zcent expressed his desire for the young man(Name Withheld), for an homosexual act and promised to pay the latter in dollars. He then asked him to come visit him at his residence on Lagos Island. The friend had refused, saying he would be more comfortable, in his own vicinity instead and so, suggested they both meet in Ejigbo, to which Zcent agreed to.
According to eyewitness who spoke with ECHONEWS, the man left his home for Ejigbo to meet the friend, on arrival at the agreed meeting place. Unknown to him, the friend had reported him and shown his picture to the youths within the area.
On getting to the Catholic Church axis, Ori-Oke, he was suddenly surrounded by youths who pulled him out of his car and descended on him, beating him with blood gushing out of his face. It took the effort of the Nigeria Police, to save his life.
The eyewitness, a close associate of the young man, said Zcent was determined in carrying out his gay act and came willingly to the area, to have the illicit affair with the young man. ” Zcent had, had several chats with the young man, persuading him to be his partner, promising to be good to him. Even when the guy was reluctant, he still came all the way from the Island to Ejigbo. Such bad act should be condemned. They may practice their act Overseas, but we have to make them know that here in Africa, it’s a taboo ” he concluded.