Nigerian dancer, Obialor James who was among the alleged gay man arrested by the Nigerian police in Lagos, in a new interview talked about living with HIV and his experience with the police.
In the new episode of the Bar Room Therapy, Obialor James who became an internet sensation after video of him granting press men an interview following his arrest for allegedly being gay, went viral, said he was forced to do menial jobs by the policemen.
According to him, his experience in the prison was not a nice one as he was forced to clean up the soak-away, forced to fetch water amongst other things. Obialor James who also recounted his mood when he was told by his dad that he is HIV positive, said he couldn’t sleep and further advised others to never give up as it is not the end of the world.
Here is the video below;
Recall that we reported that 57 suspected homosexuals, were arrested by the officers attached to the Lagos State Police in Egbeda area of the state.
The suspected homosexuals were arrested by 2 a.m, while they were performing an alleged gay initiation rites for newly recruited members. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi who confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a press conference with newsmen, said;
“Intelligence gathered revealed that some youths will be initiated into a Gay/Homosexual Club between 1 a.m and 2 a.m. at Kelly Ann Hotel/Events Centre, located at No. 3-7, Adenrele St., Egbeda, an action contrary to Section 1 (1) of Same Sex Marriage, Act 2014.
“Consequent upon this, some operatives from the Shasha and Idimu Police stations stormed the venue and met no less than 80 young men.
“They were taking different types of drinks, including banned substances such as Tramadol, and Shisha laced with substances suspected to be marijuana.
“As soon as they sighted the Police, they ran into different directions, but the team arrested 57 of them,” he said.
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