Nigerian Police authorities have asked homosexuals in the country to leave the country or face prosecution.

The Punch newspaper on Tuesday quoted the Public Relations Officer of the Zone 2 Police Command, Mrs Dolapo Badmos, has asking Nigerians with evidence against homosexuals to avail them for necessary actions.

Badmos according to the local newspaper said in a post on her official Instagram handle, "If you are homosexually inclined, Nigeria is not a place for you. There is a law (Same Sex Prohibition Act) here that criminalizes homosexual clubs, associations and organizations with penalties of up to 15 years in jail.

“So, if you are a homosexual in nature, leave the country or face prosecution. But before you say, ‘does this matter?’ Kindly note that anything against the law of the land is criminal and all crimes will be punished accordingly no matter how small you think it is.

“The law says a person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies or organizations, directly or indirectly makes a public show of same-sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of 10 years. Anyone convicted of entering into a same-sex marriage contract or civil union faces up to 14 years imprisonment. All LGBT candidates in Nigeria should beware.”

The report says the Police official has received a backlash for the announcement which they say is bias against homosexuals.

Mrs. Badmos is however said to have responded with a request for all those with evidences against all those practicing such social "crimes" to avail them.

“Kindly be informed that if you have any evidence or exhibits that can establish the case against him/her, please don’t hesitate to bring it up for a comprehensive investigation. Prosecution and conviction of suspects are not based on imagination rather it is based on evidence otherwise it will be treated as hearsay which is not admissible in court," the Punch quotes the Police official as saying.