Police arrest homosexuals during protest
About 20 persons have been reportedly arrested in Asaba, Delta State during the protest against police brutality.
According to the Delta State police, some of those arrested are discovered to be suspected homosexuals after police searched through their phones they found nude pictures and romantic videos of them and other girls.
However, the suspects denied having such pictures and videos on their phones. Some of the girls claim the police allegedly frame them up.
However, one of the suspects, Jovita Okpara admitted to the pictures and videos. She said it was her spiritual challenge.
According to her, she finds herself doing it even when she didn’t want to.
She said some of her bisexual partners are Onyebuchi Egbe, Tolu Aderonbi and others. Another of the girls, Iyabo Ibukun.
She also confessed being into a relationship with Kehinde Fayemi, Kemi Osho.
Delta State Police Command said some of the mentioned names are being invited for questioning, while some others have fled.
The police, however, reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to ensuring LGBT, are flushed out and made to face the wrapt of the law.
In Nigeria, the law criminalises public shows of same-sex ‘amorous’ relationships. As in many conservative African societies, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people face significant legal and societal discrimination and public condemnation.
The law against same-sex relationships was signed in 2014 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.