Police arrest gay marriage guests
About fifty three people have been arraigned before a magistrate’s court in Chediya on Wednesday, April 19, following their arrest at a motel.
They were being charged for conspiracy, unlawful assembly and belonging to a gang of unlawful society in Zaria , at a gay wedding held on Saturday, April 15 in the state.
The wedding was said to have taken place with the couple being Faruk and Sanusi.
The prosecutor, Mannir Nasira said they were arrested by a team of policemen led by DSP Muhammad Lawal-Mashi and brought to police station 53 persons.
"The arrested persons included; Jibril Abdullahi, Sagir Abubakar, Anas Mohammed, Mustapha Ababukar, Musa Ibrahim and Suleiman Usman among others, all of various addresses.”
“Information reached the police that these group of persons conspired to celebrate a gay marriage at Zaria Motel between one Faruk and Sanusi both at large,” the prosecutor said.
According to reports, the accused group of persons pleaded guilty while their counsel asked the court to grant them bail in line with some sections of the constitution. Yunusa Umar, the counsel, said the accused persons were detained for over twenty four hours in police custody and that itself was against the law.
Auwal Musa-Aliyu, the chief magistrate granted them bail in the sum of N462,000 each.
They were also asked to provide a surety each who must be a blood relation to the accused. The surety must bring along two passport size photographs, valid ID card, bank account number, letter of credence from a traditional ruler, valid phone numbers and a 2015 utility bill.