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General News of Tuesday, 20 December 2022


Gay couple flee as authorities disrupt their wedding, arrest 19 attendees

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The Hisbah Board in Kano has arrested more than 19 persons for attending a gay wedding in the state.

The arrest of the persons was confirmed by Hisbah spokesperson Lawan Ibrahim on Tuesday, December 20.

According to Ibrahim, the arrested person attended the wedding of suspected homosexuals Abba and Mujahid.

Ibrahim said: “The arrest was made after a Good Samaritan hinted to the board about same-s*x marriage. “Our personnel attached to Hisbah board headquarters, Sharada Kano, arrived at the scene before the commencement of the wedding.”

In a report by PM News, the Hisbah spokesperson revealed that 15 females and four males make up the 19 arrested suspected attendees of the gay marriage. Meanwhile, the suspected about-to-be-wedded gay partner (Abba and Mujahid) were said to have scampered for safety upon the arrival of the Hisbah operatives.

The Hisbah spokesperson revealed that though they could not capture the main suspects, they were able to track the wedding organizer, a 21-year-old called Salma Usman, who is currently in custody.

Ibrahim said: “Abba and Mujahid escaped immediately Hisbah personnel arrived at the wedding venue, but the organiser, Salma Usman, 21, is in our custody.”

Meanwhile, Ibrahim stated that those arrested had been handed over to the Kano state police command while all efforts were ongoing to clamp down on the main suspects (Abba and Mujahid).

He said: “Those arrested will be handed over to the police for necessary action as most of the ladies claimed they were invited to the wedding from neighbouring states “We shall intensify efforts to ensure that Abba and Mujahid are arrested.”