Edo family reports disappearance of member over homosexuality

The Omoregbe family in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state has reported the disappearance of a family member, Mr. Sunday Omoregbe, who allegedly “disappeared” on July 14, 2014, “after being caught carrying out a homosexual act with his partner”.

In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Sunday (alongside a police report), signed by head of the family, Chief Anthony Omoregbe, who is also the community leader of Umuogunorkhar village in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state, the family said it forbids homosexuality.

He said that Sunday has been missing since the incident occurred in 2014 and has even been declared wanted by the police “for the immoral act that transpired between him and his homosexual partner”, even as he appealed to the public for information that could to his arrest.

The statement reads in part: “Mr. Sunday Omoregbe is also wanted by Nigeria police operatives for questioning and to face charges for being homosexual. I made publications in 2015, 2016, 2017 respectively for him to face the consequences of being homosexual, because it’s forbidden in our family. 

“This publication is to inform the general public that Sunday is still at large. Anyone with useful information about his whereabouts should contact Chief Anthony Omoregbe at Umuogunorkhar village in Orhionmwon LGA or the nearest police station.”

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