Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has pardoned an allegedly gay man who was sentenced to jail for sodomy.
Bello Magaji, a former military officer, was sentenced to five years imprisonment for allegedly raping four male teens.
Magaji was one of a dozen convicts who had earned the president’s pardon after a Council of State meeting, and it is unknown what he did to earn it.
While it is unknown how old the students were, it is understood they were under the age of consent for heterosexual sex, 21. When giving evidence, one of the teens was 17.