The Wider Image: A police raid, viral videos and the broken lives of Nigerian gay law suspects
Chris Agiriga, 23, an HIV counsellor, who is one of the Nigerian men arrested on charges of public display of affection with members of the same sex, takes a blood sample of a patient during an HIV-testing procedure in Lagos, Nigeria, February 15, 2020. Agiriga now lives in a safe house for men in Lagos. He says he lost his job as a community outreach worker with an HIV charity after his arrest. "I called my director. He saw what happened on TV. He said he couldn't employ me because it brings shame," Agiriga said. Before the raid, Agiriga wanted to pursue a career as a fashion designer. But he dropped out of his fashion course after losing the job that funded his studies. Agiriga now works as an HIV counsellor for a nonprofit group. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "NIGERIA LGBT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.