Popular Nollywood actor, Kevin Ikeduba, has reacted to the arrest of about 100 gay suspects in Delta State on Tuesday.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Delta Police Command arrested over 100 gay suspects in the South-South state.
In a tweet via its Twitter handle on Tuesday, the command said the suspects were arrested at a suspected gay wedding ceremony in a hotel in the state.
The Delta police command said, “Delta State Command has arrested over a hundred gay suspects in a hotel carrying out a gay wedding ceremony. We will be going live shortly on Facebook to parade the said suspects.”
Several celebrities have since reacted to the recent arrest of the gay suspect, including a popular cross-dresser, Bobrisky.
Reacting to the arrest, Ikeduba took to social media to assert that putting about 100 gay suspects in a police cell is an enjoyable opportunity for them rather than punishment.
He wrote, “Una arrest 100 gays, una put them for one cell, nor be honeymoon be that??? Warr.”
This platform, however, understands that Nigeria’s anti-gay law, enacted in January 2014 by the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, stipulates a 14-year prison term for anyone convicted of having sex with members of the same sex.
The law was put to test for the first time in December 2019 when 47 men arrested by the police in a hotel in Lagos in 2018 were arraigned in court, accused of publicly displaying affection for members of the same sex.
But it was gathered that all 47 men pleaded not guilty and were granted bail by the court. A federal judge later struck out the charges against the men because of a “lack of diligent prosecution” by the police.
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