The Spokesperson of The Nigerian Police Lagos State Command Bala Elkana have laid bare the reason why the police invaded the venue of the birthday of popular trans woman Bobrisky over the weekend which ended up disrupting the party.
In a brief chat with PUNCH reporter, Bala Elkana said The police stormed the venue due to sensitive information it received.
He said, “I can confirm that we sealed off the place based on credible information. That is all I will say for now until the operation is over.”
Efforts by The PUNCH correspondent to get details proved abortive. of the information were abortive, Bobrisky had arranged to host celebrities, homosexuals, transgender persons as well as cross dressers at the birthday bash.
Prior to this time, Mrs Dolapo Badmos, a former Public Relations Officer of the Zone 2 Police Command had 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.
“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.”