Crossdressing: We Don’t Have Enough Evidence to Arrest Bobrisky, Others—Police

The Nigeria Police has provided insight into why the Force refrains from arresting crossdressers in Nigeria.

During an interview on Channels TV on Tuesday, the police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed that the situation is complex, emphasizing that cross-dressing is not currently deemed a punishable offense in Nigeria.

He further clarified that despite allegations linking cross-dressers to the LGBTQ community, there lacks concrete evidence to support such claims, thereby preventing 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 evidence against them. I have not read anywhere where cross-dressing is an offence in Nigeria.

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“Some of them that are into cross-dressing, 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 offenses are natural offenses in Nigeria, and they are punishable under our laws”.

Adejobi’s remark coincides with a period wherein certain Nigerians are scrutinizing the ethical standpoint of Bobrisky, a crossdresser who was recently awarded the title of best-dressed female at a movie premiere by Eniola Ajao.