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3 gay men arrested and paraded on TV

Three homosexuals were arrested today by the Edo State police command in Benin City, Nigeria.They were paraded like common criminals and displayed on television. The command Public Relations officer has said they would be charged to court as homosexuality is a criminal offence in Nigeria.

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3 Comments

  1. As most people in Nigeria, the police PRO of Edo State obviously does not understand that there is no such crime as “homosexuality” in Nigerian law. The offence as described by the Criminal Code is the “act of engaging in a sexual act against the order of nature”. Homosexuality is not a sex act. There is a substantial distinction between a sex act and a sexual orientation. Homosexuality is not an act.
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  2. Ifeanyi Orazulike

    I don’t understand the why the Nigerian police will not leave Innocent people to their God given lives, Homosexuality is not a crime their a lots of criminals out there please let the Innocent people go they are not criminals they have their right to choice

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    Sokari

    Ifaniyi@ as usual the police have their priorities upside down!