Why Bobrisky, others can’t be arrested – Police

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The Nigerian Police has provided insight into why the Force is unable to apprehend crossdressers in Nigeria.

During an interview on Channels TV on Tuesday, the police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, explained that crossdressers cannot be arrested because the matter is quite complex.

He clarified that cross-dressing is not currently considered a punishable offense in Nigeria.

Additionally, he noted that while there may be allegations linking cross-dressers to the LGBTQ community, there is insufficient specific evidence to support such claims, thus making it challenging to pursue legal action against them.

“There are some cases that are always very difficult to prove. I’m not ruling out that we have many of them. Let us be reasonable, you can’t have someone you want to prosecute without having credible evidences against them. I have not read anywhere where crossdressing is an offence in Nigeria.

“Some of them that are into crossdressing, the allegation is that they are into something else. That’s where the problem lies. We need to have enough proof, credible evidence to prove that they are actually into that. All those offences are natural offences in Nigeria and they are punishable under our laws”.

Adejobi’s statement arises amidst a period where some Nigerians are questioning the ethical position of crossdresser Bobrisky, particularly after being recognized as the best-dressed female at a movie premiere by Eniola Ajao.