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February 24, 2020
Onyeka Oguaghamba, 42, one of the Nigerian men arrested on charges of public display of affection with...
Lagos, Nigeria
The Wider Image: A police raid, viral videos and the broken lives of Nigerian gay law suspects
Onyeka Oguaghamba, 42, one of the Nigerian men arrested on charges of public display of affection with members of the same sex, assists his son with his homework at their home in Lagos, Nigeria, February 11, 2020. Oguaghamba says he was sleeping outside the hotel in car at the time of the raid and was caught up in the arrests. After two weeks in police detention, he was fired as a bookkeeper with the Nigeria Union Of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers. While he was in police detention, Oguaghamba said, his four boys were told their father had been on television. "I felt so bad, although they didn't understand what gay means," he said. "They asked me - why police arrested me and they were showing me on television. I explained to them that the police can arrest anybody at any time." REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "NIGERIA LGBT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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