Following the recent arrest of Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky, Festus Keyamo who is a lawyer and human rights activist has taken a stand on the issue.

Following the recent arrest of Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky, Festus Keyamo who is a lawyer and human rights activist has taken a stand on the issue.

Following the recent arrest of Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky, Festus Keyamo who is a lawyer and human rights activist has taken a stand on the issue.

After Bobrisky was arrested yesterday, many Nigerians have speculated that it had something to do with his open declaration of being gay which he made in a now deleted post on social media.

Human rights activists and Lawyer has weighed on the matter, he says that it would be unlawful for Bobrisky to be arrested for saying he’s gay without verification.

Here what he had to say;

‘For me, you have to be caught in the act. Yes, it may amount to corrupting public moral when you go on social media to announce you are gay but we are talking about the law here and not sentiment and if we are talking about the law, the person has to be caught in the act. Except the person says he is gay and refers to a particular gay act that can be verified. For example, if Mr. A comes out on social media to say I am a thief, he cannot be arrested because his declaration that he is a thief cannot be linked to a particular act of stealing. Anybody can come out to say I am a kidnapper but if you do not link that declaration to a particular incident that happened, that person cannot be arrested. So also, if a person comes out to say I am gay and you can’t link it to a particular gay act that actually happened or that he was caught in the act, I think it is wrong for such a person to be arrested. You can only be arrested when you consent to the act that can be verified. He can be arrested for saying that he is gay but it must be linked to a gay act that happened. You cannot be arrested for just saying you are gay’

Bobrisky has however alleged that Toyin Lawani who is an entrepreneur was behind his arrest.

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