A Nigerian gay, identified as Alex Sensima Asiwaju Russo, has narrated how he escaped being brutalised by operatives of Special Anti Robbery Squad at Surelere Lagos State.
Asiwaju Russo on his Twitter handle, @Seanell, said the SARS operatives stopped him to question and search for any incriminating evidence when they discovered that he is gay.
He said one of the SARS operatives even threatened to shoot him if he didn’t enter their patrol car, however, he countered them by quoting the Nigerian law on gay.
@Seanell, said, “your law states if caught in the act abi?” Oga you nor see me dey fuck man for road so I nor dey go anywhere”
He further claimed that the second SARS officer said: “abeg free the guy, many of us dey do this thing, you sef dey do like say you nor know say them full our base.”
Read the thread below:
“So i dunno guys, maybe it’s my mom’s prayers working for me, my “if I perish, I perish” attitude or I am just lucky. After visiting a friend at Surulere, I hop on a bike from Ojuelegba to Yaba, I mean I kinda noticed a military van behind us but I didn’t think they were after me
“Immediately I got down from the bike at ozone, next thing I heard was “acceee stop there”, I turned and it was SARS. Took a deep breath and I was like “Jesus take the wheel”, two of them walked up to me & started questioning me, I stayed calm & answered them politely.
“But one of them, in particular, kept harassing me like this dude pulled my shirt up from the back to check for tattoos. When he couldn’t find anything, he asked me to unlock my phone which I didn’t without hesitation. He went straight to my WhatsApp & saw texts with my boyfriend.
“Next thing baba said was “You don die, ogbeni this one na homo, Oya enter the motor before I shoot you here”.
“As scary as that sounded, I wasn’t even moved, in my head I was like “na bullet we never take before”. Then I spoke up, I said: “your law states if caught in the act abi?”
“Oga you nor see me dey fuck man for road so I nor dey go anywhere”. I was expecting one kind hot slap but the other guy stepped in and said: “abeg free the guy, many of us dey do this thing, you sef dey do like say you nor know say them full our base”.
“Ladies and gentlemen, gays & whores, that was how I walked away slowly into Ozone, screaming *blood of Jesus* in my head.”