Nigerian man stripped naked and blackmailed for being gay

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“I was grabbed, my phone was collected, and they stripped me naked and took photographs, in addition to my 5,000 naira” he said.

Fredrick, a young Nigerian man in his early 30’s was recently a victim of blackmail and extortion.

In a chat with NoStrings, he explained how he met his perpetrator.

“We met on Facebook in early June this year, and then after a few conversations, we exchanged phone numbers, that’s how we connected” he revealed.

Fredrick said that the perpetrator was so nice to him, and even called him several times in a day consistently, asking that they meet.

“A few days after we connected and exchanged phone numbers on Facebook, he started calling me frequently, he will call me more than three times in a day” he said.

Fredrick said that he has been jobless for some time, and desperately needed something to do, so during the course of their telephone conversation, he discussed it with his perpetrator who promised to help.

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“He promised to offer me help, and that’s why I decided to go and see him. When I arrived at his place, people came from nowhere, I was grabbed, my phone was collected, and they stripped me naked and took photographs asking to say thing in the front of the camera, in addition to my 5,000 naira, and then, allowed me to go” he said.

Fredrick said that his perpetrator has asked that he comes back with more money or else, they will release the pictures on the internet, and then call the contacts on his phone, to inform them about his sexual orientation. He now lives in fear of being exposed.

“He is still using my sim, and keeps reminding me to make sure I come back to offer some more money if I do not want my secrets to go out” he said.

Fredrick said that he is so worried especially as potential employers might call him using the phone numbers he supplied to them, and that some have even sent him job interview invitation, but they are now stuck in that sim, as he did not retrieve details of the interview.

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“My job interview invitations are in that phone, and some may even call me, that is my major concern right now, I am hoping that they do not say anything nasty, should in case the employers call” he said.

He also said that he is unable to report the issue to the police because of the current anti-gay law, and so will need to deal with the situation privately.

“Now, I am looking for how to trap him” he said.

This is clearly not the first time that criminals have leveraged on the country’s anti-gay law to commit crimes of various kinds.

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    Sly 5 years

    Fredrick should retrieve his line. The other line which is with them would be damage and every call and text that comes in through the line he would then be able to have access to it..
    Am sorry fredrick that you had to go through this, I could imagine how traumatized you would be. And make sure you block him on every social network you both been chatting on with that his not gonna be able to have access to you and if it’s you shutting down your Facebook account for time that will be good. Just keep praying that God should intervene. Be strong.

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    hello dear.you have to block that line immediately. be strong. am a living witness. it has happened to me too.though it wasn’t easy for me. but I thank God cos those guys came back and apologized to me.one of them has been converted to gay though I still eat with long when am iam in their mist. be strong. remember we love you. don’t give up.there is still hope that awaits u.thanks

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      Nelson, just a side bar. There is nothing like “converted to gay”. Every gay person is born that way.
      Secondly, What you guys experienced was the horror that we visit on each other due to frustrating social responses to our situation and internalized homophobia.

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    David 5 years

    Fredrick I hope by now you have retrieved your line and by that you can retrieve your messages. Also if you use a gmail account you can sycronize your contacts and other details so that you can retrieve them on any new device just by logging in to your gmail account…… I wish we could talk but I guess your experience will traumatize you for some time. Feel for you very much.

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    Bakare 5 years

    This also happened to me… Although I paid off the police officers to get the matter to rest.. I blocked the guy on all social media, and dared him to produce evidence.. I was strong.. But I must tell you… The problem with us is that we were never our brother’s keeper as gay men in an homophobic society.. Before the Antigay law, we had gay men gaybashing other men because they felt distraught over snatching of their boyfriends or because of some petty jealousy… I advise everyone to at these trying times to stick to their old friends..

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