allAfrica.com: Nigeria: I Cannot Afford to Go Back to My County, Says Nigerian Gay in UK

AfricaJune 11, 2014 – The Daily Independent, UK, has reported that a Nigerian seeking asylum, Aderonke Apata, felt she had tried everything to persuade the Home Office she was gay. She’d sent letters from former girlfriends – both in Britain and Nigeria – and supporting statements from friends.

But once her claim that she could be killed because of her sexuality if sent back to Nigeria was rejected, she felt there was only one way of providing a judge with irrefutable evidence that she was gay: by sending a very personal home video.

On Monday Ms Apata was expected to hand in a petition to Theresa May, the Home Secretary, demanding that the deportation of all LGBT asylum-seekers be halted until a review of their treatment is concluded. The Daily Independent, UK, reported on Sundy. Continued

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