Homophobic rhetoric and Nigeria’s culture of violence
Sometime in May 2015, in Abuloma, Port Harcourt, a man named Charles was harassed, beaten, and robbed by his neighbourhood security watch. What was his crime? He was perceived to be homosexual. When he reported this incident to the police, he was advised to leave the area if he wanted to avoid future ‘embarrassment’. In…
Court remands 57 youths in prison over alleged homosexual activity
A Lagos Magistrate Court, Ebute-Meta, Yaba has ordered the remand in prison custody, 57 youths alleged to have engaged in homosexuality.
Police storm hotel, arrest 57 for alleged homosexual initiation
The Lagos State police command at the weekend stopped the inauguration of a gay club in an hotel at the Egbeda area of Lagos. No fewer than 57 out of about 100 suspected intending members of the club were arrested while others escaped. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the…
Pope says psychiatrists can help gay children and their parents
Pope Francis has recommended parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies, during a press conference on his plane taking him back to Rome from Ireland.
Court remands teenager allegedly involved in homosexual act in prison
A Sokoto State Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered that an 18-year-old man, Mohammed Bello, charged with committing homosexual act, be remanded in prison. The Chief Magistrate, Abubakar Adamu, gave the order on Friday after Bello, a trader of Gagi Area, Sokoto, pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of unnatural offence. Adamu said the court lacked…
Policing and extorting sexual minorities is unacceptable
If someone says he is gay, he has not committed any offence. This witch hunt of gay people, and thinking that gay people are illegal, is wrong because being gay, or being suspected of being gay, is not a crime.
Police arrest two teachers for alleged homosexuality in Delta
They were allegedly caught in the act inside the school premises and upon interrogation, confessed to the crime. Investigation revealed that the victims are currently being treated at the Agbor General Hospital for bruises in their anus.