February 2, 2023 12:27 am

Homosexuality: Whereabouts of Stanley Emezieke unknown, family in confused state

Homosexuality, amorous relationship with the same sex is forbidden in Igbo culture. The sexual relationship in the region must be heterosexual and nothing more.

Stanley Emezieke

This was the case of one Stanley Emezieke who was allegedly banished from his community, Umuoma in Ihite Uboma local council area of Imo State, seven years ago for engaging in homosexuality.

His whereabouts till date, is still unknown, even as it is being speculated that he may have killed himself, shortly after he was disgraced out of that community.

It was gathered that Emezieke was apprehended by local security agents at midnight during a ceremony when he was found having sex with his friend and who has been at large since the incident in 2016.

He was tried by the elders in council who banished him from the community for that offence, considered as heinous,while the traditional ruler of Umuoma and his Eze in council had authenticated as well as endorsed the judgement handed down to him.

It was learnt that while this was happening, his wife who was living with him in Umuahia the state capital of Abia, on hearing the disgraceful information, threatened to file for divorce.

His elderly father who tried all within his reach to get him off the hook during his trial by the traditional council according to reports, has been badly affected by the disappearance of his son, who has remained without reach all these years.

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