The Director-General of National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Segun Runsewe, has described a prominent cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, as a serious ” health hazard” after reports emerged that the internet personality used a female toilet at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
He asked travellers and tourists to be careful wherever they notice the presence of Bobrisky, especially in toilets and other public facilities.
Runsewe said in a chat with The PUNCH that the cross dresser’s action constituted a serious health hazard to women.
The NCAC chief appealed to the leadership of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) to enlighten women on the danger of sharing public toilets with Bobrisky.
He said: “Bobrisky is a serious health hazard to Nigeria and Nigerians. The health hazard posed by Bobrisky is worse than Ebola Virus Disease. Travellers and tourists should be careful wherever they notice the presence of Bobrisky, mostly as it affects the sharing of public facilities.
“Women are prone to get various types of disease from the toilet than sexual intercourse. Now, Bobrisky will enter the same toilet with a woman and at the end, the woman will contract some kind of diseases.
“When she gets home and sleeps with her husband and the husband discovers he has been infected, the next thing is to seek for divorce without knowing the actual cause of how the wife was infected.”
“In the first place, Bobrisky’s passport shows that he is a man. Why should he turn himself to a woman and use women’s toilets? At the end of the day, innocent Nigerian women who go to the same toilet will now be infected with what they did not bargain for.
“If Bobrisky is even using men’s toilet, we can understand. As I speak, we got a report of how a woman was very upset with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) because on this day she saw Bobrisky using a female toilet in Abuja Airport.
“Well, for me, we have done our little bit; we have left everything for the medical practitioners.”