Nigeria: Three anti-gay criminals captured, but then freed

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06/26/2019

Three members of a group of vicious anti-gay criminals were apprehended last week at Ibusa town in Delta State, Nigeria. Members of the gang reportedly were arrested by officers of the Nigeria Security & Civil Defense Corps on Thursday of last week. They were taken to court to face charges of attempted blackmail but were set free because their victim did not pursue the case. The criminals are said to have been terrorizing people in the area since last year, especially LGBTIQ persons, who have often been their targets. Their victims are mostly lured from various social media platforms where the criminals set up fake accounts to entrap unsuspecting victims. In an attempt to put an end to those abuses, delegates from Levites Initiative for Freedom & Enlightenment [LIFFE], a youth-led human rights organization in the Asaba area of Delta State, and the NoStringsNG LGBT advocacy website last year visited the Delta State commissioner of police and the traditional ruler of Ibusa town to make an official report against the group’s criminal activities. The police and the obi (traditional ruler) both promised to take action.

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