A 22-year-old man arrested by the police for allegedly disguising as a woman to lure men at nightclubs in Abuja has said he is not gay.
Iliyasu Omika, a native of Kogi State but resident of Tungan Maje in the FCT, was among 15 suspects paraded by the FCT Police Command on Wednesday for allegedly luring men at nightclubs into amorous relationships while disguised as a lady.
Police said he was arrested at a brothel in Mpape on November 5 around 5am “after his supposed client raised alarm upon discovery that he was actually a man and not a woman as he claimed.”
However, while fielding questions from journalists, Omika said he is not a sex worker neither is he a gay. He said he dressed as a woman because he had come to Abuja to act a movie where he was casted as a lady.
Narrating how he was arrested, Omika said he was with a man that had promised to give him N3,000 to return back to his village after they finished the movie they came to act. “I have slept off and the man started touching my (point at his private part) and when he noticed I was a man, he called the police and I was arrested.”