Ms Apata is seeking asylum in the United Kingdom from her gay-phobed country Nigeria and she ought and deserves and should get it on grounds of persecution for simply being GAY. Icheoku says such victimisation of a person because of their sexual preferences is a known act of human rights violation, for which the British government has severally intervened in the past, continues to intervene and should therefore intervene in this case. Icheoku emphasises that failure by the British authorities to intervene in Ms Apata's case and grant her a protective asylum cannot be explained away in any other way except to say that the victim's nationality and/or skin color most probably dealt her a back hand. Look at her - she can easily pass for a man and Hilary Swank's 'Boys don't cry' comes into view for crying out loud? Her physique alone ordinarily should have supplied all the answers needed by the British Home Office to prove her case that she is not only sexually attracted to same sexes, but that she is one heck of a protective and assertive Dyke with a Harley. Icheoku prays that the officers involved with her asylum petition should trade their prejudiced eye-glasses and start seeing a lesbian that needs protection from existential persecution instead of a black woman telling stories just to remain in the UK?
Icheoku laments that many human rights violation issues throughout the world are often times taken up with the seriousness it deserves if and when it impacts the "right" skin color type? It would appear and it is regrettable indeed that some "wrong" skin type people are not often considered or treated as "real humans" or "human enough" to deserve expedited and concerted human rights protection? Icheoku admonishes that the British Home Office should therefore prove this school of thought wrong by considering Ms Apata's petition for asylum based on existential threat to openly gay people in Nigeria; which evidently is within the public domain and they should not and must stop pretending that Aderonke Apata is not atypical LESBIAN. Icheoku therefore calls on the British Home Office to do right for and by this gendered female and extend to her all the protections available to people with her peculiarities, who are being persecuted just for who they are, including granting her a protective asylum in the United Kingdom. Ms. Apata is not a criminal, she is not a public charge and she has not done anything that tinges the conscience other than gayly express herself. Icheoku maintains that coming out of the closet is not a crime except you are in Nigeria and other Mullah-controlled enclaves of this world; and her coming out has already cost her and her family dearly and the British government should not make it any worse. Ms Aderonke Apata has already lost several family members including her brother to anti-gay violence in Nigeria and should not be further exposed to such hatred and rancour and possible lynching by forcibly sending her back in shackles to Nigeria. She has suffered enough and should be spared further suffering including torture.
Icheoku says like many freedom-loving peoples of this world, Ms. Apata wants FREEDOM. Ms Apata 'wants the sanctuary of United Kingdom to protect her from persecution; she wants to be protected from her persecutors in Nigeria, a known anti-gay country. Tired of hiding behind the mask of a false identity of a straight woman and overly discomforted by the confines of the closet, Ms Apata has since come out and Ms. Apata wants to remain outside. Ms Apata want to openly remain who she is - a proud homosexual lesbian, whose home country is notoriously anti-gay and from where she escaped to the United Kingdom. Ms Apata wants to remain in the United Kingdom, free to be who she is and sending her back to an assured long prison term or even a certain death in Nigeria for simply expressing who is actually is, would be a gross violation of her rights including her right to life. Icheoku says protecting this lesbian from this assured egregious bodily harm is not too much to ask for, especially from a United Kingdom government that is known as being pro-minority rights as well as a huge defender of human rights, anywhere and everywhere. Icheoku says Ms Apata is already exposed and over-exposing her further by deporting her to a certain discomfiture, grave bodily harm if not death in Nigeria, simply because of her mere sexual preferences will be inhumane, callous and a decision arising from a cold unbeating heart. Contemplating this absurdity is bone-chilling enough not to imagine its implementation and therefore SHOULD not be the so decided.
Icheoku says therefore the British Home Office should grant Ms Aderonke Apata a protective asylum to enable her live her life unmolested and unpersecuted from her country Nigeria, that has passed one of the toughest anti-gay discriminatory laws known to mankind. To the British authorities, please Icheoku urges you not to make Ms Apata another mere statistic of gays killed in the world including Nigeria simply for the "SIN" of who they are; and unfortunately, like every other gay man or woman out there, Ms Apata did not have a choice in making her same-sex gender preference gene. Finally believing that the spokeswoman of the British Home Office was speaking on behalf of the British government and on its position on gay rights and safety throughout the world, Icheoku says no time is ever better or any occasion more appropriate to demonstrate that the British authorities "do not remove anyone at the risk of persecution for their sexuality from the United Kingdom." Now is the time to demonstrate this your government's commitment and on the matter of Ms Aderonke Apata, Icheoku says put your money where your mouth is. Do it and do it NOW, let Ms Apata stay in the United Kingdom.