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Actor Uche Maduagwu claims he was arrested for coming out as gay

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Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu has claimed that he was arrested by security operatives for coming out as gay in 2021.

The actor on Tuesday, July 5 announced on his Instagram platform that he was born gay and would forever be gay. Maduagwu did not stop there, he also condemned the death sentence given to a man in Bauchi for being gay.

On Wednesday, July 6, he claimed that he was arrested for being a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender (LGBT) community. He also mentioned that he would be leading a protest in the coming days following the arrest.

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Meanwhile, LGBT persons in Nigeria face legal and social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. LGBT practice is illegal in Nigeria and punishable by up to 14 years of prison in the conventional court system.

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