- The public relations officer of zone 2 police command, Dolapo Badmos, has said homosexuals should leave the country or bear the consequences
- Badmos asked Nigerians with evidences proving anyone to be a homosexual to come forward with it
- The police officer cited the sex prohibition act when condemning the sexual orientation
The public relations officer of zone 2 police command in Abuja, Dolapo Badmos, has said homosexuals should leave the country or face the wrath of the law.
Badmos also asked Nigerians who have evidence proving anyone homosexuality to tender it. She made this known on her official Instagram page, Punch reports.
On her Instagram page, she directly told the homosexuals that they are not welcome in the country, citing the same sex prohibition act that criminalises the sexual orientation.
She said: “If you are homosexually inclined, Nigeria is not a place for you. There is a law (Same Sex Prohibition Act) here that criminalises homosexual clubs, associations and organisations with penalties of up to 15 years in jail.
“So, if you are a homosexual in nature, leave the country or face prosecution. But before you say, ‘does this 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.”
Badmos went further to explain the law that prohibits homosexual behaviours and activities in the country as she also mentioned the consequences of going against the law.
She further said: “The law says a person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies or organisations, directly or indirectly makes a public show of same-sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commits an offence 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."
According to reports, some condemned her criticism of homosexuals, even as other called her out for partiality. They cited a particular celebrity cross-dresser who goes around freely.
Badmos responded to the various comments her Instagram post drew by asking Nigerians to come out with evidence, if they have one, against anyone with that sexual behaviour.
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She said: “Kindly be informed that if you have any evidence or exhibits that can establish the case against him/her, please don’t hesitate to bring it up for a comprehensive investigation.
"Prosecution and conviction of suspects are not based on imagination rather it is based on evidence otherwise it will be treated as hearsay which is not admissible in court. Until then, let us keep our fingers crossed and not keep our lives risky. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in charge of Lagos state, Imohimi Edgal, was reportedly redeployed by the law enforcement authority which also announced his replacement as Kayode Egbetokun.
It was also gathered that he was to work there as the commissioner of police in charge of explosive ordinance unit.
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