Locked up in a cell for hours he was beaten up and raped by other detainees because the police had informed them he was a homosexual. When the police finally came for him he was taken out of his cell, they beat him up badly and tortured him. Becley told Everyone Group, a Human Rights Organisation, ”After being forced to admit to them that I was gay, the police tied me up, burned my forehead with cotton wool soaked with acid and took turns sodomizing me with a beer bottle for hours”. “I woke up in hospital in Benin City with a dislocated shoulder, a broken hand, bruises and wounds all over my body and a mutilated testicle. I had been betrayed by my own family and cruelly punished just for loving a person of the same sex”. With a desperate attempt to get back to the US he managed to flee the hospital shortly after and returned to San Diego where he made a complaint to the Nigerian Embassy in Washington. The Nigerian Embassy Told him that, “I deserved the treatment seeing as I was gay, and that things would get much worse for me if I returned to Nigeria”. If he was returned to Nigeria now he would almost certainly be arrested, tortured and imprisoned. In Nigeria the Death Penalty can be applied for homosexuality
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