The men, Festus Osagiede (24), Hyacinth Imahanrebhor (20), Itama Omon (25), Onwukwe Prince (28), Monye Chukwuma (23) and Osadebe Kelvin (26), were arrested in the state capital, Benin.
According to Punch, the men confessed to have been involved in the crime since 2006.
Musa Daura, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 confirmed the arrest to the press.
He said, “After the third suspect (Itama) got drunk, Osagiede took him to his house and raped him. Since then, they have been committing the crime with each others at large until May 2016, when luck ran out on them,”
One of the suspects, Imahanrebhor, who is also the youngest said he was introduced to the act of homosexuality by Osagiede, who had threatened to kill him if he disclosed what transpired between them.
They had gone on to copulate with each other since the incident until they were nabbed in May 2016.
Imahanrebhor said, “It happened late last year, when I was returning from a birthday party at night. I was unable to get public transport back home.
“I met Festus (Osagiede) on my way and he asked me why I was roaming about.Later, he offered to let me pass the night at his place.
“That night, he touched me. In the course of shouting at him, he forcefully penetrated me and it got me sick.
“He said if I told anybody, he knew where to find me and my family, and he would kill me.”
Daura, who described the homosexuality syndrome as a disturbing trend, said the suspects will be charged to court on Friday, May 13, 2016.