The incident was said to have occurred on the 17th of February. Akinnifesi was said to have died a day after the beating in a hospital having suffered complications from the beating.
Life in the closet
The beating to death of the alleged gay is not really surprising. All across Nigeria, people of different sexual orientation are being hunted down and killed by mobs. Many Nigerians still believe it is a taboo to have a different sexual orientation. The gay community has been living in fear of mob attacks and a law that prohibits gay marriage.