Nigeria police spokesperson tells gay people: Leave or face prosecution

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01/23/2019

A prominent police officer in Nigeria has told gay people to “leave the country or face prosecution.” Dolapo Badmos, a Chief Superintendent and Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, also urged citizens to report gay people to the police, according to Nigerian newspaper The Punch. On January 17, Badmos told her 125,000 Instagram followers: “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 14 years in jail. “So if you are homosexual in nature, leave the country or face prosecution.”

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