Odinaka Orji, 32, and 22-year-old Nonso Ejimeme would have have been dead if the angry mob had not been dispersed by the Central Police Station of Enugu State Command.
A report by Vanguard Nigeria stated that the homosexual duo was severely beaten, stripped naked and would have been burnt alive had the police not arrived at the scene and whisked them away into the safety of their custody.
In confessing to how the act has destroyed his life and marriage, Orji said his wife left him after he was caught sodomising a six-year-old boy in their area.
Orji and Ejimeme were nabbed at the Coal Camp area of the metropolis after they allegedly lured two six-year-old boys identified as Chimezie and Sunday, into their room at 78, Industrial Area, and were at the point of raping them before the boys ran out and raised an alarm.
Blaming the devil for his involvement in the act, Orji said he had gone to several spiritualists and native doctors to seek for help to no avail.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a bulletin.