Nigerian crossdresser, Okuneye Idris, popularly known as Bobrisky, has regained his freedom after he was arrested in Lagos on November 7 and transferred to Abuja. Bobrisky revealed that his “bae” was behind his freedom. The controversial social media celebrity claimed that Toyin Lawani ordered his arrest, on the grounds that he stole her cream-buying customers. He appreciated all lawyers, fans, celebrities, friends and everyone that helped him in a Snapchat video he made from his hotel room in Abuja. He tagged the video as ‘Plenty gist’
In a post he did on Instagram, he wrote: “Plenty gist for guys just wait for it. Thanks you all for ur words dm,text messages, cal. All my God fathers, commissioners, lawyers both in Abuja and Lagos, my elder sister mum, my sister Alaba, my best friend, my best friend mum,thanks to @sotayogaga thanks to @tontolet. And my fans I love u all.”
Meanwhile, there were speculations earlier that Bobrisky was arrested because he declared that he was gay but ace lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Festus Keyamo, has disclosed that Bobrisky cannot be jailed for publicly admitting he is homosexual unless he is caught in the act. In his words; “For me, you have to be caught in the act,” “Yes, it may amount to corrupting public moral when you go on social media to announce you are gay but we are talking about the law here and not sentiment and if we are talking about the law, the person has to be caught in the act.” “Except the person says he is gay and refers to a particular gay act that can be verified. For example, if Mr. A comes out on social media to say I am a thief, he cannot be arrested because his declaration that he is a thief cannot be linked to a particular act of stealing.” “Anybody can come out to say I am a kidnapper but if you do not link that declaration to a particular incident that happened, that person cannot be arrested.” “So also, if a person comes out to say I am gay and you can’t link it to a particular gay act that actually happened or that he was caught in the act, I think it is wrong for such a person to be arrested.” “You can only be arrested when you consent to the act that can be verified. He can be arrested for saying that he is gay but it must be linked to a gay act that happened. You cannot be arrested for just saying you are gay,” Keyamo revealed.