The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday halted the birthday celebration of Instagram famed crossdresser Idris Okuneye alias Bobrisky.
Naija News reports that Bobrisky who turned 28, however, managed to evade arrest.
It was gathered that he had planned a birthday party at the Pearls Gardens in Lekki Phase 1 on Saturday and another slated for Paradise Boat Club, Victoria Island on Sunday.
But the Lagos State Police Commissioner Zubairu Muazu directed police operatives to stop the party and arrest Bobrisky and any other crossdresser.
The police stated that the federal government was not ready to allow the continuous breach of existing laws, noting that allowing the public display of actions that could corrupt young people was inimical to national consciousness.
According to The Nation, a signal from the Lagos Police Command to Elemoro, Epe, Alausa and Victoria Island noted that the “popular celebrity and male barbie” was to celebrate his birthday at 10 am at the Pearls Gardens in Lekki Phase 1 and thereafter host a party at Club DNA, 76 Adetokumbo Ademola Street, opposite Eko Hotel and Suite, Victoria Island by 10 pm on Sunday.
It said a beach party was also scheduled for 10 am on Sunday at Paradise Boat Club, plot 8, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, directing the deployment of patrol vehicles and over 100 personnel to the venues to prevent any immoral act from taking place.
“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 is to mobilize 50 men from own Area Command/Division to provide security at Club DNA, 76 Adetokumbo Ademola Street, opposite Eko Hotel and Suite, Victoria Island and Paradise Boat Club, plot 8, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island on August 31 and September 1 respectively.
“To be assisted by DPO Victoria Island, ACPOL Area ‘J’ Elemoro/SUPOL Maroko is to mobilize 50 men from own Area Command/Division to provide water-tight security at Club DNA, No 76 Adetokumbo Ademola Street, opposite Eko Hotel and Suite, Victoria Island and Paradise Boat Club, plot 8, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island.”
“Note, Area commanders/DPOs are to personally lead the men to the locations and ensure no immoral act should take place while the locations should be shut down if necessary. Ensure strict compliance please,” the signal read in part.
Recall as previously reported by Naija News, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, had last week, labelled Bobrisky as a National disgrace and a wrong influence on the younger ones.
He also threatened to deal with him.
”Bobrisky is a national disgrace. He started by selling and using bleaching creams, now, he has grown boobs, bums, and hips. If a Bobrisky is doing well with his immoral lifestyle, how do you convince Nigerian youths to do the right thing? Bobrisky has the right, but not within the Nigerian environment.
There are others like him, but they live outside the country. If we don’t address Bobrisky as early as possible, he will form a team that will spread like wildfire. This will result in a lot of suicide cases, because the typical Nigerian parent would not want to see their child become a Bobrisky” Runsewe said during an interview.