Nigerian police investigating gay dating app scam could prosecute victims


Police in Nigeria have urged users of a gay dating app who may have been scammed to come forward – but has so far refused to give victims amnesty from anti-gay laws. Six people were arrested in Nigeria on 31 July for allegedly extorting money from gay people they found on a dating app, the BBC reported. The name of the app has not been released as police continue to investigate. Police were alerted when a victim reported people threatening to post his nude photos on social media unless he paid them off. The blackmailers were identified and detained in a sting operation. They confessed to the sting, confirming they had already done the same thing to eight others.

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