Gay man escapes lynching for kissing in public

Gay man escapes lynching for kissing in public

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A 26-year-old confessed gay, one Lekan Matthew escaped been lynched by an angry mob who descended on him when he was caught with his partner kissing in public.

Matthew was caught with his unidentified partner at the high brow Lekki area of Lagos State and attacked by an irate mob. However, his partner quickly escaped from the scene while he couldn’t and was beaten to an inch of his life.

The Nigerian government had passed into law the anti-gay bill in 2014 making Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) activities illegal in any part of the country.

The Nigerian government had passed into law the anti-gay bill in 2014 making Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) activities illegal in any part of the country.

But for a middle aged woman, report has it that Matthew would have been killed by the irate mob. The unidentified woman who also lives in the neighbourhood was said to have appealed to the leaders of the mob who agreed to allow the confessed gay man go on the condition that he would not be seen again in the area.

Gay man escapes lynching for kissing in public

Problem started for Matthew in the early hours of the day when news spread in the neighbourhood that the him and his partner were seen kissing publicly at a nearby restaurant.

The angry mob were said to have attacked them before the woman came to Matthew’s rescue.

Gay Guy used as Scape Goat

It was gathered that the mob was determined to make the gay couple scape goats for daring to come out in the public where other people were going about their daily activities thereby insulting their collective sensibilities. The mob also kept hammering on the fact that gay activities of any kind either indoors or in public was against the law  since the Nigerian government had promulgated the anti-gay law.

It was also gathered that the woman took Matthew to a hospital to get him treated for the injuries inflicted on him by the mob.

The Police in Lagos State had warned against same sex activities and in recent past had stormed hotels and private properties to arrest gays during parties and meetings.

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