Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, and writer, Bisi Alimi reacts to the arrest and detention of the controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo.
The HIV/LGBT advocate, who gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to come out of the closet on television, says Kemi Olunloyo, who is the daughter of the former governor of Oyo State, does not deserve to be in prison neither did she have to wear the prison uniform.
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Bisi Alimi took to his Instagram page to express his displeasure over the arrest by Pastor David Ibiyomie of Salvation Ministries Port Harcourt over a sexual scandal Kemi alleged between him and Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo.
Bisi Alimi described the detention as the shame of a nation.
“The shame of a nation: @hnnafrica has fortunately or unfortunately become the shame of this shameless country call Nigeria.
“This image will forever linger in our memory and it will make Ms. Olunloyo more popular than anticipated.
“The plan was to crush her but it is not going to work. But to a more pressing issue. The arrest of Ms. Olunloyo in a democratic, supposedly religious country for commuting absolutely no crime is nothing but a sham and a shame.
“A sham to the dignity of the democracy of the country call Nigeria and a shame to his people. This is the same country that idiotic Dino is being laughed out and not locked up.
“I don’t care what you think of Ms. Olunloyo, but if you are religious and think she deserves this, then something is wrong with you.
“If you believe in social justice and you think she deserves, then you are a sham, if you have humanity and think it’s her fault then you are nothing but a disgrace. No matter what her offenses are, she doesn’t deserve this uniform nor the prison.”
Meanwhile, recent reports say Kemi Olunloyo was remanded in prison again after she regained freedom on the Pastor Ibiyome’s case.
Just after a Magistrate Court had granted her bail and she was about to take her leave, a Federal High Court in rivers denied her bail.
According to PUNCH, for the second time in two weeks, she has been refused bail and remanded in Port Harcourt prison custody.
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This time, it was the Federal High Court in Rivers State that denied her bail in prison after a Magistrate Court had granted her bail.
However, charges against a Port-Harcourt-based publisher, Samuel Walson, who also wrote about the alleged pastor Ibiyomie’s sex scandal, were dropped.