A suspected homosexual, 25-year-old Michael Atsen, who disguised as a woman to rob victims, ran out of luck at the weekend after he was arrested by men of the Plateau State Police Command.
According to Punch, Atsen was said to have been arrested at Gwom Guest House, Hwolse area of Jos and is currently detained at the Anglo-Jos Division of the Nigeria Police Force.
His cover was reportedly blown when the guest house management raised the alarm on the suspicion that he was not a female as he claimed, leading to his arrest by a police patrol team.
Investigations revealed that the suspect had earlier been arrested by security agencies in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, and recently in Jos where he was beaten by soldiers.
“The last time that he was arrested, Atsen, who claims to be from Jos East, claimed to be Maryam,” the spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, ASP Matthias Tyopev, stated, adding that the suspect would soon be arraigned in court.
“During interrogation, the suspect said he could not count the number of people who had fallen victim to his trick. This is somebody that was arrested last year and beaten up by soldiers, they even videoed him. He was arrested over the same thing and was released, it is his habit.
“When I asked him why he won’t stop the homosexual lifestyle, he said the people who patronise him pay him between N1,000 and N3,000.
“Although, he is claiming to be a gay, we are looking at it from the criminal angle because some people have made reports to the police and complained that some men posing as women have been robbing them at gunpoint.”
Atsen further revealed on interrogation that some of his clients chased him out of their hotel rooms on discovering that he was a man, while those who were gay simply had sex with him.