A twitter influencer popularly known as valking ♔ was reportedly kidnapped and forced by men of the Nigerian Police Force to confess to being gay. The Policemen forcefully collected the sum of 260,000 Naira from him after seeing his account balance. Valking reported that they threatened to kill him if he refused to comply with their demands.
The Police Men also threatened to use leak the forced confessional video to brands he works with in order to tarnish his reputation. Valking narrated his ordeal on Twitter on the 14th of July.
Some members of the Nigerian Police (Ogudu branch), forced a confession, statement and N260,000 out of me yesterday. They beat, threatened & made me feel completely powerless. I have not recovered from the harassment, but I need this story to be out there.
They stopped my Uber and asked the driver to drive us straight to ogudu police station. When we got there, they took us to one small corner in the police station with a 2 wooden rooms. They collected my phones, my AirPods, ID card.
Even as I explained that I was an influencer & I work for several brands, they kept on searching my email, IG, Twitter, & my WhatsApp for God knows what. After asking questions which I gave proper answers to, they saw one text in a group chat I'm in that read “gay men dey pay”
It was a discussion I was having with some friends about closeted gay activities we'd heard rumors about On seeing that, the officer searching my phone said "this one na gay" I was like "Gay????" and I laughed cuz the whole thing was ridiculous.
Next thing he said "you think say I dey follow you laugh", told me to take off my shirt and started beating me with a pipe. They forced me to write a statement saying I had male clients who paid me to have casual sex with them, and even listed name for me.
They told me to add amounts to the front of the names too and recorded me confessing (at gun point). When they saw my account balance, they demanded for half a million, saying they would send this video to the brands I work for, post it online and they’ll lock me for days
so I won’t be able to counter it. They said they could even kill me there. After begging and everything, they agreed to collect N260k. They didn’t collect transfer, instead, they called someone to come, so I could send via Paga.
Afterwards, they told me it’s better to do yahoo than to be gay, coz according to them "yahoo go dey pay better" I didn't want to take any steps. I just wanted to carry on tweeting as though all was well, but it's not.
I have been devastated since yesterday and I don't know what to do.
In a more recent tweet, Valking tweeted that he has collected his money back from the police men.