Nigerian Social Media Influencer Bobrisky Has Likely Been Arrested For Being Gay

10 November 2017

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Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky on social media, was arrested in Lagos—and it's unclear why.

Bobrisky, Nigeria's self-proclaimed male Barbie and social media influencer, has been arrested in Lagos, Nigeria, according to Sahara Reporters.

The internet, local outlets and blogs have been buzzing with speculation as to why Bobrisky, or Idris Okuneye, was arrested. However, many reports have been attributing the arrest to an admission he made Monday of being gay on social media.

If the allegations are true, he could face up to 14 years in prison if found guilty of homosexuality. Read the full article on Okayafrica here