JUST IN: State Govt Bans Cross-Dressing Amid Campaign Against Bobrisky

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The Kano State Government has imposed a ban on films that depict hoodlums and cross-dressing, following concerns raised by the public about certain films promoting deviant behaviour among youths in the state.

 

The Executive Secretary of the Kano State Censorship Board, Abba El-Mustapha, announced the ban yesterday during a briefing with journalists after a meeting between the board’s management and various stakeholders from the Kannywood industry.

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The meeting was aimed at curbing the production of films likely to encourage criminal activities and deviant behaviours among young people.

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El-Mustapha urged the public to report any films or publications that violate the law to the censorship board.

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A one-month deadline has been set for all productions containing content related to hooliganism and transvestites to comply with the ban.

 

This move, he said, reflects the government’s efforts to regulate the content of films and ensure they align with societal

 

Recall that the Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday said it could not arrest popular cross-dresser, Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju, better known as Bobrisky over calls to arrest the socialite.

READ ALSO: EFCC arrests Bobrisky for naira abuse

There have been calls for Bobrisky’s arrest, especially after social media influencer and blogger, Martins Vincent Otse, popularly known as VeryDarkMan in recent videos condemned the award of Best Dressed Female to the cross-dresser at a Nollywood event.

 

However, the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Ademola told Channels TV on Tuesday that cross-dressers could not be arrested because there was no law against cross-dressing in Nigeria.

 

He also said there is no evidence to support claims that cross-dressers also belong to the LGBTQ+ community.

 

 

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