21 responses

  1. trystham
    August 4, 2017

    While its cool the Pop Council took their own out of this mess, I find it annoying that the defenses of these guys were weak. Yet again, I am not surprised. Reasoning dies at the mention of the word ‘homo’

    Reply

    • ParisHilton Bff
      August 4, 2017

      There is nothing “cool” about what the pop council did. They basically abandoned the rest of the guys honouring their event. Its quite sad really what this poor boys are going through just for showing up to a seemly innocent event.

      Reply

      • trystham
        August 4, 2017

        True. ‘cool’ doesn’t quite depict what I mean. ‘Understandable’ more like

        Reply

  2. Foxydevil
    August 4, 2017

    As much as I think the treatment is unjust and inhuman ,let us not forget that our constitution is against homosexuality and this was enacted into law that should be binding.
    If the men were indeed caught in a program that was organized for homosexuals, then technically they are assumed homosexuals and will be treated like criminals…. There is no case here, as long as the law stipulated that the act is a criminal offence (however ridiculous this may sound) we have no right to protest their treatment as long as we are still citizens of the country.
    I can’t over emphasise on being careful, a lot of gay people have gotten so careless with their acts ,they forget that everyone and everything is against them.
    This long article won’t solve anything unless the law is modified, as long as is still what it is, the police are well within their rights to mistreat them ….sadly the criminal law of Nigeria made no provision for the human treatment of criminals, that’s why police beat up people in ordinary cell and no one questions them.
    All we can do now is find a way to donate to help them make bail. I heard 24 amongst them tested positive to HIV, that’s another scary thing, especially if they are arraigned and dragged off to prison for a lengthy amount of time.

    Reply

    • Pankar
      August 4, 2017

      This

      Reply

    • trystham
      August 4, 2017

      I may be wrong, but there should be clear cut distinctions between claiming homosexuality as an identity and actually engaging in homosexual acts WHICH IS THE ILLEGALITY here. They were caught for engaging in ‘non-natural’ relations not for being a people and we all know they weren’t having sex where they had gone. They cannot ASSUME. They have to prove it. Good luck with them doing that without contravening a number of laws in the meanwhile

      Reply

      • Malik
        August 4, 2017

        I was nodding to what foxydevil said. But what trystham said makes more sense. You could follow the trail of suspected homosexuals but no arrest should be made till the suspects have performed an act that contravenes the law. You can’t be convicted for thinking of murder or rape. You have to do it first.

        So the arrest remains criminal. And heinous. And unfair. It brings to mind how unsafe we all are. We definitely need to be careful.

        Reply

      • Pankar
        August 4, 2017

        Can you be arrested for identifying as a murderer or rapist?

        Reply

      • trystham
        August 5, 2017

        If they can prove you are not insane or hysterical and the crimes u shud be claiming to av done av actually been committed, why not? But no try am 4 naija o. With her inept police and ready mob

        Reply

      • Black Dynasty
        August 4, 2017

        You are right, however most of those men do not have the money to afford lawyers who can argue their case. Most probably don’t even know what the law says specifically or what their rights are.

        It’s a shame really, their pics are plastered all over the other blogs like they’re criminals…. just sad.

        Reply

    • ken George
      August 4, 2017

      well said. spoken like a lawyer. Some people often throw caution to wind in the name of “being themselves”…this is not france or germany or some other western country. The rule of thumb should always be to watch your back and mind where you carry your legs. dont tempt fate.

      Reply

    • Tiercel de Claron
      August 5, 2017

      Our “constitution” is not against homosexuality,this is sheer ignorance talking.
      And what have been criminalized in our laws are homosexual acts, not being homosexuals.Proving a criminal act in court without conforming to the rules of evidence,as appears in this case?. Goodluck with that.

      Reply

  3. Pankar
    August 4, 2017

    The right form of angling is to attack the law. Advocacy. Dont loose hope you all.

    Reply

  4. Bryce
    August 5, 2017

    Hmmmm

    Reply

  5. Victor Ukpa
    August 5, 2017

    You are disgrace for this article Maurice! Where have you been all these while when CRH and MHBI have been canvassing for funds and protecting the community. You should be ashamed of yourself and I will make sure I show Christy this article to deal with you

    Reply

    • Lotanna
      August 5, 2017

      niccur please swerve to the left!!! To the left abeg…
      This is apparently not how to solicit for funds.

      Reply

  6. Kritzmoritz
    August 5, 2017

    Victor,
    Your dossier on CRH, along with the activities of your boss Christy in inducing the forced testing of these people will be reported to USAID. Your decision to expose these peoples status to the world will be dealt with. I am collecting all the information and I will make sure that those sponsors you have hoodwinked into supporting your terrible NGO will withdraw. You violated the rights to privacy, worked with state agents to humiliate fellow men and induced forced testing which goes against every agreement you idiots signed as HTS. You used a tragedy to be ragging for money. I will see that you are exposed. While ARHDI was busy smuggling medications to these people, you were busy hugging headlines. See Ehn, when am done with you guys, the next time you hear my name, you will take flight. Whether it be in Naija or in the US, I will make sure that your story is told.

    Reply

    • Francis
      August 5, 2017

      Wawu! We dey await the expose and please be safe man. This one sounds very dangerous!

      Reply

  7. Pankar
    August 5, 2017

    How does the two relate? (not) raising funds and bemoaning the inhuman treatment on these young people, as though they are mutually exclusive?

    Reply

  8. Jane
    August 5, 2017

    Sad,so sad.
    I’m not impressed at all with what I’m seeing here and with your “community”,admin.
    Looks like they’re your typical bunch of fucktards.

    Reply

    • Pink Panther
      August 6, 2017

      It’s a sad reality.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

Back to top
mobile desktop