By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A human rights activist, Comrade Tina Nwosu Nkenna on Tuesday asked the National Assembly to review the aspect of NIgeria’s constitution that outlawed lesbianism, homosexualism and so on and legalise it like in the developed countries.
Comrade Tina while speaking with journalists in Ibadan said there should be nothing wrong with Nigeria as a country having its constitution reviewed to allow such as in most of developed countries.
“After all, we are copying these developed countries in other things you can think about, but my believe is that it should be total including legalising of lesbianism and homosexualism.” She said.
Comrade Tina added, ” I, Tina Nwosu Nkenna and Modupe Lucia Famadewa, were accused of Lesbianism (couple) and both of us through a tip-off by neighbours were caught in the act by my husband in our matrimonial bed”
She stressed further, “both of us were beaten to a state of stupor by a mob after being dragged out half nakedly and later handed over to a Police Patrol Team who subsequently whisked us away for interrogation.
“I eventually abandoned my matrimonial home. The Police did not help the matter as they were not friendly. They tortured us to make confessional statement at the Police Station at Aja area in Lagos and also demanded for bribe as they threatened to take the matter to court for prosecution”.
Speaking further, the Human Rights Activists said, “in March, 2019, the Police stormed a private residence at 24, Daddy Adeniran Street, lre Akari Estate, lsolo, Lagos where one Adeniran Ezekiel Adeniji along with three others were having sexual gay relationship under the pretence of holding a private party.
According to him, “acting on a tip off from vigilant residents who have been witnessing such incidents in the past, the Police discreetly arrived the scene and successfully arrested Adeniran Ezekiel Adeniji who is residenced in the building while his three accomplices absconded by jumping the fence of the building through the back.
He maintained that Adeniran was whisked away to the Police Station and after being interrogated, was granted bail pending his prosecution in court as he was asked to provide information that would lead to the arrest of his other absconded culprits whom he said, that he met casually on same day..