An unidentified man, who disguised as a woman and sneaked into a female hostel of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was caught and stripped by students of the institution on the night of Monday, 24 May.
According to reports the man had dressed like a female student and walked obscurely into the female hostel in an attempt to see a female friend, who had been avoiding him. The man reportedly went to the hostel to plead with his female friend, who allegedly seized his mobile phone when she visited him outside the campus due to his inability to fulfil promises made to her.
Luck ran out of the cross-dresser when his movement aroused the suspicion of some of the students, who felt that something was wrong with his dressing. They mobilized, held the man, and stripped him of his clothing. Upon the discovery, the ladies raised the alarm, which attracted their male counterparts, who descended on the man, who could have been lynched but for the intervention of the security personnel on the campus.
The President of the Students’ Union Government in the institution, Christian Amadi, who confirmed the incident, said the man claimed that he was not a student of the institution.