Man still missing 7 years after embargo was placed on him by community for homosexuality


Close to Seven years after he was banished from his community, Umuoma in Ihite Uboma local council area of Imo State for the crime of homosexuality, the whereabouts of one Stanley Emezieke is still unknown, even as it is being speculated that he may have killed himself, shortly after he was disgraced out of that community.

Emezieke was arrested by the local vigilante group in August 2016, at midnight during a ceremony when he was found having sex with his friend and who has been at large since the incident about seven years ago

He was tried by the elders in council who placed a ban on him from entering the community for that offence, considered as heinous, while the traditional ruler of Umuoma and his Eze in council had 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 getting wind of the the disgraceful act as well as judgement, threatened to file a suit for divorce in an Umuahia Magistrate Court even as family members who spoke to this reporter confirmed that his wife later moved out of his residence in Umuahia, Abia State.

His aged father who made several attempts 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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