Recall that there was exchange of words between popular Nigerian cross-dresser Okuneye Idris, widely known as Bobrisky, and the DG of the National Council of Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe, last week. Runsewe had threatened to deal with Bobrisky, calling him a national disgrace and promising to deal with him, and Bobrisky had replied that he had connection with Runsewe’s bosses and so he could do nothing to him.
It appears the DG office had made good its threat as police reportedly raided the venue of a nude party, which was organized to celebrate Bobrisky’s 28th birthday. According to reports the Pearl Gardens’, located at Wole Olateju Crescent, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, was the venue for the nude party. However, when the police got there, Bobrisky was not at the venue, he was said to have left the place before the police came, but some 5 people were arrested. The rest of the guests made up of celebrities and crossdressers and homosexuals were dispersed by the police. Also, several police vehicles were stationed at the venue to discourage more guests to the party.
While Bobrisky has since remained incommunicado, the Lagos State Police Command had revealed that they stormed the venue of the birthday party due to sensitive information they received. Bala Elkana, police spokesperson, said this much to Saturday PUNCH. “I can confirm that we sealed off the place based on credible information. That is all I will say for now until the operation is over.” He refused to say more despite efforts to get more information by PUNCH.
Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, had described Bobrisky thus “Bobrisky is a national disgrace. He started by selling and using bleaching creams, now, he has grown boobs, bums and hips.”
The police also warned all homosexuals to flee the country or be dealt with in accordance to the Anti-Same Sex Marriage law which prescribes a 14-year jail term for all persons involved in a homosexual relationship.
Former Public Relations Officer, Mrs Dolapo Badmos, had said “If you are homosexually inclined, Nigeria is not a place for you. There is a law (Same-Sex Prohibition Act) here that criminalizes homosexual clubs, associations, and organisations with penalties of up to 15 years in jail. So, if you are a homosexual in nature, leave the country or face prosecution. But before you say, ‘does this matter?’ Kindly note that anything against the law of the land is criminal and all crimes will be punished accordingly no matter how small you think it is. The law says a person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies or organisations, directly or indirectly makes a public show of same-sex amorous relationship in Nigeria, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of 10 years. Anyone convicted of entering into a same-sex marriage contract or civil union faces up to 14 years imprisonment. All LGBT candidates in Nigeria should beware.”