Court remands man for calling friend gay

Sharia court

A Sharia Court in Kano State on Thursday ordered that a 25-year-old man, Aliyu Sa’ad, who pleaded guilty to calling his friend gay, be remanded in a correction centre.

The Judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubakar, gave the order following a guilty plea entered by Sa’ad.

Lawal-Abubakar adjourned the matter until July 3 for summary trial.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Abdullahi Wada, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Monday at about 8 p.m.

Wada also said the defendant called the complainant, Malam Ahmed Khamis-Ahmed unprintable names following an altercation.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 188 of the Sharia law of Kano State.

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