A proud Nigerian homosexual has narrated how he escaped being arrested and brutalized by SARS operatives after calling on 'Jesus to take the wheel'.
Alex Sensima Asiwaju Russo, an actor and proud gay man in Lagos, took to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter, to share the story of how he escaped the claws of men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Yaba.
While on his way home from a friend's place in Surulere, the young man who uses the Twitter handle, @Seanell, was confronted by SARS officers who thought he was a fraudster only for them to figure out his sexuality after going through his phone.
But luckily for him, he was allowed to leave after one of them spoke in his favour and reminded his colleagues of the gay men at their base.
“So i dunno guys, maybe its my mom’s prayers working for me, my “if i perish, i perish” attitude or i am just lucky. After visiting a friend at Surulere, i hop on a bike from Ojuelegba to yaba, i mean i kinda noticed a military van behind us but i didn’t think they were after me,” Alex began telling his tale.
“Immediately i got down from the bike at ozone, next thing I heard was “acceee stop there”, i turned and it was SARS. Took a deep breathe and i was like “Jesus take the wheel”, two of them walked up to me & started questioning me, i stayed calm & answered them politely
“But one of them in particular kept harassing me, like this dude pulled my shirt up from the back to check for tattoos. When he couldn’t find anything, he asked me to unlock my phone which i didn’t without hesitation. He went straight to my WhatsApp & saw texts with my boyfriend
“Next thing baba said was “You don die, ogbeni this one na homo, oya enter the motor before I shoot you here”. As scary as that sounded, i wasn’t even moved, in my head i was like “na bullet we never take before”. Then i spoke up, i said “your law states if caught in the act abi?”
“Oga you nor see me dey fuck man for road so I nor dey go anywhere”. I was expecting one kind hot slap but the other guy stepped in and said “abeg free the guy, many of us dey do this thing, you sef dey do like say you nor know say them full our base”.
“Ladies and gentlemen, gays & whores, that was how i walked away slowly into Ozone, screaming *blood of Jesus* in my head.