Same Sex Marriage: Ibadan Big Boy, Tunde Adetunji On The Run
Since the enactment of a possible 14 year jail term for persons convicted for engaging in acts of homosexualism, lesbianism and the likes, Nigerians who are afraid of being caught and convicted have been fleeing the country to climes where the relationships are accepted.
Countries such as Netherlands, Belgium, Spain,Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Mexico and most recently, the United states of America have been acting as a safe abode to many Nigerians who indulge in same sex relationship. One of such is Babatunde Riliwan Adetunji, a well known socialite in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria who has taken solace in Canada after escaping being lynched for engaging in homosexual acts in 2013.
He was recently spotted as a member of LGBT(Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals)in Toronto, Canada where sources claim that Babatunde Riliwan Adetunji has become a volunteer with PRIDE TORONTO, a top LGBT group in Canada.
Some of the members of the group are however calling on the Nigerian Government to review the law against same sex marriage and borrow a leaf from the United States of America where same sex marriage was recently legalized.
According to Karlene Clark Williams , a member of the LGBT group Toronro Canada, “same sex marriage is being accepted across the globe, so the Nigerian Government should try and do a review of the law”. He also mentioned a well known Nigerian gay activist, Bisi Alimi who is the first Nigerian to come out of the closet, fled Nigeria to the UK in 2007 after a failed attempt on his life.