Nigeria: More than 200 people were detained when Nigerian police raided a alleged gay wedding
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
On Monday, at a wedding, Nigerian police made more than 200 arrests, making it one of the largest waves of arrests targeting the country’s LGBTQ community in recent community
Tuesday, reporters were informed by a police spokesperson in the southern Delta state that 67 individuals would face charges for “allegedly conducting and attending a same-sex wedding ceremony.”
Same-sex connections are condemned in Nigeria, and its reformatory code supports a discipline of as long as 14 years in jail for individuals who are sentenced for going into an equivalent sex common association.
In a live broadcast on Tuesday, a police official portrayed the occasion as shrewd and “we can’t duplicate the western world… we are Nigeria and we should follow the way of life of this country.”
Behind him were the suspects, some of whom told reporters in the live broadcast that they were not gay and were models and style architects.
Pardon Worldwide Nigeria censured the circumstance as “a witch-chase.” In a statement posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, it pleaded with Delta state police to release the detained individuals who had been “arrested and paraded to the media” and to “put an immediate end to this witch-hunt.”
“In a general public where defilement is uncontrolled, the law restricting same sex connections is progressively being utilized for provocation, coercion and shakedown of individuals by cops and different individuals from the general population. The human rights group added, “This is unacceptable.”