Nigeria: Mass arrests for gay sex

BBC:-More than 40 men have been arrested Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say.

They are due to appear in court later.

Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while the investigation was carried out.

Homosexual acts are punishable by up to 14 years in jail in Nigeria, while gay marriage and shows of same-sex affection are also banned.

The BBC’s Chris Ewokor in the capital, Abuja, reports that Nigeria has an influential Christian evangelical movement in the south and strong support for Islamic law in the north, both of which oppose homosexuality.

Same-sex relations are explicitly banned in 72 countries, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

2 Comments

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    July 31, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Please adapt those laws in our western region,those imbeciles are polluting our hemisphere with their animalistic behavior…gives those ppl their own island so they can be infested with their germs and eventually fade away from this planet.

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