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Court Sentences Three Gay Men To Death By Stoning

 

Supreme Council For Sharia In Nigeria Gets New President

A Sharia court in Bauchi State has sentenced three gay persons to death by stoning.

Though the identity of the accused were hidden, the BBC reports that the individuals include two teenagers and a septuagenarian.

A court official told the broadcast station that the accused had no legal representation.

The lack of representation did not stall the case as judgement was speedily passed on June 29 with a death sentence for the accused.

Speaking to the BBC, Adamu Dan Kafi, Hisbah Commander of Ningi Local Government Area said the men in May had tricked some children with palms and coconuts, which promoted their arrest.

Hisbah is the enforcement police of the Sharia law in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC,) Kano command have arrested a couple, Ahmed Abdulkarim and Safiyya Shamsuddeen over allegedly maltreating a housemaid, a 14yrs old Nana Sha’una Yusuf.

This was contained in a statement signed by DSC Ibrahim Idris Abdullahi, CDPRO Kano, a copy made available on Friday to pressmen in Kano.

According to investigation by NSCDC, the couple resided at Na’ibawa Yankatako qtrs, Kumbotso LGA, Kano state. Read more