The Wider Image: A police raid, viral videos and the broken lives of Nigerian gay law suspects
Smart Joel, 25, one of the Nigerian men arrested on charges of public display of affection with members of the same sex, poses for a photograph in his bedroom at his home in Lagos, Nigeria, February 18, 2020. "I'm always scared," he said, recounting an attack that took place last year in which a group of men called him out as the "gay guy who was arrested" and stole his phone, money and wristwatch. "It has not been easy," he said. "At some point I had to move on, not minding the stigma, the discrimination and the dirty language." REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "NIGERIA LGBT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.