Tag "Police Harassment"

Editor's Desk 2 Comments

Nigeria Should #EndSARS For EVERYONE

It is important to remember that the possession of laptops, dreadlocks and iPhones are not the only reasons SARS harasses Nigerians. That the same lens they use to brutalize Nigerians

The Happenings 3 Comments

#EndSARS: Federal Government bans rogue Nigerian Police Unit amid Police Bill row

Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police has banned the notorious police unit known as the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from carrying out stop-and-search duties and setting up roadblocks amid growing

Our Stories 15 Comments

A THOUSAND CURSES ON THE MEN IN UNIFORM

Stories of police brutality and harassment aren’t new; in fact, they’ve become sewn into the fabric of every Nigerian citizen’s experience as a Nigerian. For LGBTQ Nigerians, these experiences are

The Happenings 13 Comments

The Gay Community In Benin Is Getting Victimized By The Police During A Period When We Should All Be More Concerned With Saving Humanity

The reports have been coming in with scanty details, and I wanted a clearer picture before I can make a post about it. It would seem that for a few

Our Stories 37 Comments

THE POLICE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE GAY

When you read this story, you will want to say many things about what I should or should not have done. You will recognise my startling naivete and be vexed

The Happenings 9 Comments

“They Arrested Me Because ‘All Male Models Are Gay’.” – Nigerian Model narrates his ordeal with the Nigerian Police

The fascination with gay people is real when it comes to the Nigerian Police. All you have to do is look like you fit any of the thousand gay stereotypes,

Kito Stories 4 Comments

Kito Alert: The Nigerian Police Is On the Prowl

A KDian sent me screenshots of the following conversation that took place in his Facebook inbox. Check it out. It would seem that the police who arrested the young men

Opinion Pieces 6 Comments

The Piece About How The Police Framed The 57 ‘Gay Suspects’ Rounded Up At Egbeda For Homosexual Acts

The birthday cake sits in the cooling freezer, white and large and almost royal. A week since 57 gay suspects were rounded up at Kelly Ann Hotel, Egbeda, the cake

The Happenings 3 Comments

“The LGBT community now harass police officers.” Civil rights activist and anti-SARS campaigner, Segun Awosanya exposes his bigotry on Twitter

Segun Awosanya is the face and convener of the #EndSARS campaign that took Nigeria, both online and offline, by the storm months ago, and has endured up until Acting President

Kito Stories 102 Comments

HIS KITO STORY (EDITION 22)

I used to think that I had immunity to any kito situation as I always did what I wanted and got away with it. That feeling of fortification came to

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