By Hammed Hammed From Osun

The Nigerian police have requested the capture of certain individuals who professed to have a place with the Nigerian lesbian, gay, sexually unbiased, transsexual, and strange (LGBTQ) people group, in a video cut they highlighted.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the representative of the Power Central Command, provided the request in an explanation posted on X on Thursday.

press hub media agency, Wednesday, detailed that the police said they were exploring the viral video after Mr Adejobi’s consideration was attracted to it by a X client.

In the 50-second video, four guys and three females said to be partaking in a web-based LGBTQ challenge, admitted to being sexually open, lesbian, transsexual, and gay.

Mr. Adejobi, an associate magistrate of police, while answering the video, had portrayed individuals highlighted in it as “lawbreakers.” He added that their activities were culpable under the Nigerian law.

In the articulation on Thursday, the power representative portrayed the offenses as “unnatural,” adding they were unlawful under the nation’s regulations.

“As per the Nigerian Lawbreaker Code Act, appropriate in the Southern States, unnatural offenses are restricted under Segments 214 to 217.

“These segments explicitly condemn acts considered unnatural, for example, having sexual relations with an individual, allowing an individual to have sex with one against the nature request, or having sex with a creature, and those found liable may confront legitimate results as framed by the law.

“This is re-reverberated by Segment 284 of the Nigerian Correctional Code material in the Northern piece of the country.

“Also, it is basic to take note that equivalent-sex marriage is completely restricted in Nigeria. The Equivalent Sex Marriage (Restriction) Demonstration of 2014 condemns the solemnization, activity, and public presentation of same-sex relationships.

“We, hence, stress the significance of understanding and complying with these regulations as any infringement will be met with due lawful cycles. We want to altogether kick against such while we encourage guardians and gatekeepers to observe and uphold the police in the battle against such cruel exercises that are strange to our way of life and culpable under the law,” he said.

Nigeria’s enemy of gay regulation, as established in 2014, specifies a 14-year jail term for anybody sentenced for having intercourse with individuals of a similar sex.

The law was first put to test in December 2019 when 47 men captured by the police in an inn in Lagos the earlier year were charged in court over claims of freely showing a fondness for individuals of a similar sex.

The suspects generally argued they were not blameworthy and were conceded bail, yet the case was subsequently struck out by a government judge for “absence of ingenuity indictment” by the police.

press hub media agency last year revealed how the police captured more than 100 gay suspects in an inn in Delta State while partaking in a gay wedding.

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