A 20 year old 300 level Accounting student of Benue State University, Makurdi, Ortyom Dyorugh has been thrown behind bars at the Makurdi Medium Security Prison by a Makurdi court. Dyorugh was found guilty of indulging in homosexuality with a seven-year boy identified as old Isaac Chivirter Shamigah
Dyorugh had been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court in Makurdi for allegedly forcing the 7-year-old Shamigah to commit the act with him at the Judges Quarters area of Makurdi town where they both lived.
According to the First Information Report, FIR, which was filed by Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Patrick Sunday, the accused took Shamigah to an uncompleted building within the vicinity of Judges Quarters where he forced him into sucking his organ, threatening to kill him if he refused to do carry out his instruction. This had resulted in the release of sp*rm into Shamigah’s mouth on three different occasions.
Meanwhile, the younger boy was said to have started exhibiting strange behaviors after the act, a development which attracted his parents’ attention and inquisition. After several probing however, Shamigah opened up to his parents, narrating his ordeal in the hands of the undergraduate and the threat to his life if he opened up to anybody.
Upon listening to his son, Shamigah’s father, Rev Clement Shamigah reported the matter to the Criminal Investigation Bureau, CIB of the Benue State Police Command and Dyorugh was subsequently arrested. When the case came up under Section 285 of the Penal Code, Dyorugh denied the allegation; however, trial Chief Magistrate Mrs. Lilian Tsumba directed that the accused be remanded in prison custody.