In what could be interpreted to mean increasing trend of same sex practice among married women in Benin, Edo State, another woman has been declared wanted by Police in the state for allegedly engaging in lesbian relationship. The lady, identified as Sweetcindy and a mother of two girls was caught red handed by her husband making love with their host’s wife in the United States of America.
Thegazellenews.com gathered that Sweetcindy, her two daughters and husband had fled Nigeria to avoid her two daughters being circumcised even as the uncle of her husband, a family headman and community Chief, Mr. Igbinedion Asiah asked her to hand her two daughters over for female circumcision in line with family practice.
Our Correspondent in Benin gathered that, upset by her insistence not to comply with his directive, Mr. Asiah had in a written statement to the Police accused Sweetcindy of engaging in same sex relationship with several women in Benin, adding that there was need to circumcise her daughters so that they don’t grow up to have unbridled sexual habits like their mother.
Police source familiar with the case told our correspondent that “Sweetcindy’s uncle-In-law first reported the allegation to the Police and was asked to write a statement which he did.”
Further investigation also revealed that she has been into secret same sex practices for a long time. Her husband’s uncle who reportedly exposed these findings has promised to ensure that the police apprehend Sweetcindy whenever she steps into the country. Chief Igbinedion has also vowed to enforce the traditional rites meant to circumcise his nephew’s daughters.
However, a Police source confirmed that the case of lesbianism against Sweetcindy was reported at the Kubwa Police Station in Abuja on February 26, 2018 by Chief Igbinedion Asiah.
Mr. Asiah also stated in the statement to the Police that “Lesbianism or any form of gay practice is a taboo in the family and portends danger and calamity on family members. When such happens, we must perform some sacrifice to save every family member from impending danger that will befall us.” And also their daughters must now be circumcised in order not to follow the footsteps of their mother. As an elder in the Asiah family, I must ensure Sweetcindy undergoes ritual cleansing to avoid causing the larger family any calamity in the future.”
Police source added that the Chief insisted the only way to avert the looming doom on the family was to perform sacrificial rituals for Sweetcindy and circumcise her daughters. However, the Police could not get hold of the mother of two who has since eloped with her family to the USA to avoid Chief’s ploy to carry out female genital mutilation on her daughters. It was also revealed that Mr. Mascot-Asia also corroborated his wife’s assertion that all his uncle wants is to forcefully circumcise their daughters.
But events took a different turn lately, as It was gathered that Mr. Mascot Asiah walked in on his wife and his friend’s wife making out in the living room of their host in the United States. Sources in the know said Mascot Asiah was shocked and alarmed at his discovery even as he confirmed his uncle’s allegation which which he had earlier debunked.
When the news got to Mr. Igbinedion Asiah he reaffirmed “I told my nephew, Mascot but he doubted me. May be he was drunk on love at the time, now the scales have fallen off his eyes and he has confirmed what I have been telling all the while. Now he has seen things for himself by catching her in the act having sex with the wife of his friend.” Chief Asiah told thegazellenews.com
when contacted on phone.
While Sweetcindy could not be reached, her husband, Mr. Mascot Asiah has repeatedly declined to speak to our correspondent on the matter when contacted on phone.