Bobrisky Can’t Be Arrested Because He’s Gay— Festus Keyamo

He affirmed being gay in one of his social media posts but deleted it later.

So, many Nigerians were not surprised when news filtered into town that he was arrested on Tuesday.

But Nigeria’s drag queen, Bobrisky had insinuated that serial entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, was behind his arrest.

Many Nigerians have still feel he was arrested for affirming to being gay.

Lawyer and human rights activist, Festus Keyamo, was contacted by LIB and he stated that it was illegal for Bobrisky to be arrested.

Keyamo said, “For me, you have to be caught in the act. Yes, it may amount to corrupting public moral when you go on social media to announce you are gay but we are talking about the law here and not sentiment and if we are talking about the law, the person has to be caught in the act. Except the person says he is gay and refers to a particular gay act that can be verified. For example, if Mr.
A comes out on social media to say I am a thief, he cannot be arrested because his declaration that he is a thief cannot be linked to a particular act of stealing. Anybody can come out to say I am a kidnapper but if you do not link that declaration to a particular incident that happened, that person cannot be arrested.
So also, if a person comes out to say I am gay and you can’t link it to a particular gay act that actually happened or that he was caught in the act, I think it is wrong for such a person to be arrested.
You can only be arrested when you consent to the act that can be verified. He can be arrested for saying that he is gay but it must be linked to a gay act that happened. You cannot be arrested for just saying you are gay.”