The police in Lagos has sealed the venues where popular cross-dresser Idris Oduneye aka Bobrisky was scheduled to hold his birthday.
Bobrisky, who turned 28 on Saturday, was to host celebration parties at the two locations which, but this was disrupted by police operatives, who stormed the venues and shut them down.
Speaking on the incident, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana said the police acted on intelligence to seal the venues.
He said, “Considering the pedigree of the celebrant, the event may likely cause a breach of public peace and it is expected that no immoral display should be allowed.
“To augment security at each of the venues, ACPOL Area ‘A’ Lion Building/SUPOL Victoria Island mobilise 50 men to provide security at Club DNA, No 76 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, opposite Eko Hotel and Suite, Victoria Island and Paradise Boat Club, plot 8, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island.”
Many Nigerians have also reacted, with some condemning the incidence and others in approval.
Before you call out the Nigerian Police, let us hear from them first on why they shut down the event center and besides why did Bobrisky itself run?
— M☆nkind (@tweetmankind) August 31, 2019
Bobrisky trying to catch his or her breath after being chased by the police 🤣💔 pic.twitter.com/RIjK3kfhZd
— J E S S E 💨 (@wohwoh_d_boi) August 31, 2019
— desmond olajide (@dezzzyfresh) August 31, 2019
VIDEO: Instagram celebrity cross-dresser, Bobrisky , on the run as police shuts down the venue of shim's birthday in Lekki, Lagos, disperse everyone.
— Viral Trendz (@TheViralTrendz) August 31, 2019
Why do we love to chase rats when a building is burning?
How exactly does Bobrisky's birthday party affect the security of the state that one hundred police officers were deployed to shut it down.
Waste of taxpayers money in my opinion.
Focus on real issues.
— Aproko Doctor™ (@aproko_doctor) August 31, 2019
how can Bobrisky get arrested on her own bday ???? I-
— 🇳🇬🇨🇬 (@jesuisjoyy) August 31, 2019
Bobrisky’s Birthday Party Shutdown by Police after spending almost 5 million on Planning and preparation
Bro took of his heels and Wig and ran away 😭 pic.twitter.com/G66ibqCep7
— DANNY WALTER 👑 (@Cutewalterr) August 31, 2019
Nigeria is so finished. Deployed a whole 50 men to shut down Bobriskys party. For them to convict and arrest rapist it’s too much work but it’s Bobrisky they are chasing. Sigh. Nonsense everyday
— CARESHA PLEASE (@oyinA01) August 31, 2019
I live in a "country" where the "police" let men who rape 2 year olds pay four figures and walk out the same day, but Bobrisky (a trans woman who legally isn't even breaking any laws) gets ambushed and arrested on her birthday. That's my reality. What's yours? pic.twitter.com/THS9YFUMs8
— BittersweetLolipop🌻🌈 (@RealityDidThis) August 31, 2019