Group Of Gay Nigerian Men Stripped Naked, Whipped In Public
Nigeria's continued its troubling descent into a War Against Gays last week. After allegedly attending a sex party with a con artist, six Nigerian gay men were paraded out in Ekurede Urhobo, stripped naked and whipped in public before being detained by local police.
The men were smoked out when one attendee of the orgy decided to blackmail the others. If the group of gay NIgerians refused to pay the Lagos attendee off, he would reveal their sexual orientation to local authorities. The men refused to pay but the extortionist remained true to his word and alerted a local mob to the identities of the six men. The group was then paraded to the town hall, stripped naked and whipped in front of their neighbors. Police waited until after the display to swoop in and detain them.
Ever since President Jonathan Goodluck instituted Nigeria's "Jail The Gays" law, members of the LGBT community have been pitted against each other, according to activists in the region.
"This is what is happening, even within the community people are blackmailing each other or using this as a way to make money," Nigerian gay rights advocate Bisimi Alimi told Gay Star News.