Why crossdressers cannot be prosecuted in Nigeria — Force PPRO


Amidst the crossdressing saga in Nigeria, which led to an altercation last week between singer Portable and Bobrisky, the Nigeria Police Force has delved in.



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The Nigerian Police Force’s spokesperson, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, was questioned this evening, April 2, on Channels TV on why the police haven’t yet pursued crossdressers in the nation.

Recalling the awarding of the best-dressed female to Bobrisky, a crossdresser and transgender, also called an uproar between Nollywood actress Dayo Amusa and his male colleague, Femi Adebayo. You can read it here

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During the interview on Channels TV, Adejobi said, “There are some cases that are always very difficult. I am not running away from the fact that we have many of them, but for instance, if you want to prove a case of rape, rape has points to prove. If any of those points is missing, you may lose your case in court. Let us be reasonable. You can’t arrest somebody because you want to prosecute without credible evidence against such a possible.”


Reacting to a question on whether cross-dressing is a crime in Nigeria, Adejobi said,


“I don’t think so because I have not read anywhere it is stated it is an offense per se but although some of them that are into crossdressing, the allegation is that they are into unnatural offences, that is where the problem lies. You need to have enough credible evidence to prove that they are actually into that.”

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