Last year, there were arguments over the law on homosexuality in Nigeria, especially when presidential candidates were asked about it on a show titled, On the Couch with Falz & Laila.
In Nigeria, the punishment for same sex marriage is 14 years and police PPRO, Dolapo Badmus is insisting on it, noting that the country is not a place for homosexuals.
According to CNN, a 2017 survey by NOI Polls commissioned by TIERs showed a seven percent increase in the acceptance rates of LGBTQ people in Nigeria when compared to a similar survey from two years earlier.
On an Instagram post, Dolapo advises homosexuals to leave the country or face the wrath of the law.
Read her statement here
If you are homosexually inclined, Nigeria 🇳🇬 is not a place for you.
There is a law (Same sex Prohibition Act) here that criminalizes homosexual clubs, associations and organizations with penalties of up to 14years in jail.
So if you are homosexual in nature, leave the country or face prosecution.
But before you say does these matter?! Kindly note that anything against the law of the land is criminal and all crimes will be punished accordingly no matter how small you think it is.
The law says, “A person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies or organizations, directly or indirectly makes public show of same-sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commits an offense and is liable on conviction to a term of 10 years.”
Anyone convicted of entering into a same-sex marriage contract or civil union faces up to 14 years imprisonment.
All LGBT candidates in Nigeria should beware.
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