A medical doctor narrowly escaped death when an irate mob of local youths in Masaka, one of the gateways to the Federal Capital Territory in Nasarawa State descended on him for allegedly engaging in homosexual act.
Our correspondent learnt that it took the timely intervention of security operatives in the area to rescue him and his male partner from the angry youths last week.
Both men were alleged to have been caught in an undisclosed hotel where they frequently met for their homosexual, amorous activities.
The mob made up of militant youths who were armed with clubs and machetes and chanting victory songs claimed that they went to the scene when one of the hotel housekeepers raised an alarm over what he considered an illicit act by the two male partners.
The security operatives, our correspondent gathered pleaded with the mob for hours before they could be persuaded and prevented them from taking laws into their hands, they wanted to lynch the two accused.
Our correspondent also learnt that the two men had pleaded guilty to the crime before they were taken away by security operatives.
One of the accused persons who was identified by the people (name withheld) is said to be a popular and successful Medical Doctor in the locality, while his partner, (name also withheld) was also identified a successful businessman in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Though members of the LGBT movement have tried to summon courage to speak out for what they term their rights, they have not successfully challenged the legislation outlawing same sex related activities in any court of law in the country.
It could be recalled that in 2014, former President Goodluck Jonathan signed a legislation outlawing homosexuality and prescribed a prison term of up to 14 years for people prosecuted under the new act.