Police Accuse Instablog of Promoting Same-Sex Marriage
Bright Edafe, the spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, has accused popular social media blog Instablog of promoting same-sex marriage on social media.
This accusation came in response to a post by Instablog featuring pre-wedding pictures of two Nigerian gay lovers.
Crime Allegations and Legal Consequences
Edafe directly addressed Instablog in a social media post, asserting that promoting, aiding, and abetting same-sex marriage is a criminal offense in Nigeria.
The police spokesperson’s comment raised concerns and triggered various reactions among Nigerians.
Public Reactions to Police Statement
The police spokesperson’s statement has ignited a range of reactions from the Nigerian public.
Some argue that the police should focus on more critical issues, such as apprehending criminals, while others call for the immediate questioning and arrest of the blogger responsible for the post.
Differing Opinions on Enforcement
Opinions on social media vary, with some Nigerians suggesting that the police should prioritize issues like certificate forgery and looting over same-sex marriage concerns.
Others emphasize the need for authorities to take action against Instablog to prevent the promotion of such content.
Concerns About Uprising and Blogger Crackdown
Some individuals express concerns that cracking down on bloggers discussing same-sex issues could lead to an uprising by the LGBTQ community.
They argue that bloggers have been promoting such content for a long time, and a crackdown might escalate the situation.
Calls for Blogger Identification and Arrest
While some express frustration that authorities have not identified the individuals behind Instablog, others call for the immediate arrest of the people responsible for the blog.
There are concerns about the content Instablog posts and the impact it might have on societal norms.
Prioritizing National Issues
Amidst the controversy, some individuals criticize the police for focusing on issues like same-sex marriage, considering more pressing matters affecting the country.
The discussion on social media reflects a diverse range of opinions on the appropriateness of the police spokesperson’s focus.