Nigerian gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi has raised alarm after he was followed about by some anti-corruption officials during an anti-corruption conference which held in Denmark.
According to him, their behavior was offensive mainly because he also sees them at every conference he goes to.
A suggestion from one of his followers states that they might be trying to intimidate him not to expose anything embarrassing about Nigeria, and Bisi agreed that those were his exact thoughts.
Bisi Alimi wrote:
You know you are either important or a threat when you have your country Anti Corruption officials following you around at an Anti Corruption conference.
See not that I give a two-cent, but I will also like to say, I find their presence around a little unsettling.
Aside from that, it is really nice to see LGBT issues being linked to global corruption conversation for the first time and thanks to Matt Beard and AllOut for giving me and Bisi Alimi Foundation the opportunity to speak on this issue at the Transparency International Conference.
At least, I know one thing for sure, I wont go missing in Denmark.
I will be honest and say that I for once feel really threatened by this very subtle act of aggression I am experiencing. They really don’t have to be around me, they really don’t have to talk to me, they really don’t have to sit close to me in every session but they are. This is a conference of over 1500 people, and the fact that i kept seeing them everywhere I turn is not a mistake or a coincidence.