53 Arrested At Gay Wedding In Zaria

53 Arrested At Gay Wedding In Zaria
  • PublishedApril 19, 2017

Police,  on  Wednesday, arraigned  53  young men before Chief Magistrate Court  Chediya, Sabon Gari ,  over alleged to  conduct a gay marriage between one Umar  Farook and  Sanusi all residents of Sabon Gari local Government area of Kaduna State.

Mentioning the case , the Prosecutor , Sergeant, Manir Nasir, said the  53 accused persons were  youth between the age of  19 to 25 years  and were also charged  for criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly belonging to  unlawful Society contrary to section 7 , 100 of the constitution of  the Federal Republic of Nigeria  and 97 of the CPC.

He told the court that on April 15, at about 9:00p.m , a team of policemen led by DSP  Mohammed lawal  Mashi,  arrested 53 young men at Daura Road in GRA  while attending get together party organized to celebrate the marriage of Males couple one  Umar Farook and  Sanusi.

“ From the reliable information obtained,  all the young men were gathered to celebrate the  Same-sex Marriage of the two couples which is unlawful,’’  Nasir said.The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the offense.

Counsel to the Accused persons, Yunusa Umar, requested the court to grant bail for the  53 accused persons in line with the section 36, subsection 6 of the of the Federal Republic of  Nigeria as amended as well as section 341 of the CPC.

“My worship all the 53 accused persons have been detained for three days and most of them are students’’ he said.

He argued that their bail was necessary in order to obtained detail information and more evidence for defense assuring the court that the accused persons not would jump bail conditions or temper with investigations by the police.

. The prosecutor said that hence the accused persons have denied allegations there was a need for more  time to present its evidence against charges.

In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Auwal Musa Aliyu granted the bail application by the Counsel of the accused persons.

“The application is pertinent and relevant to the section 36 of the Constitution Federal Republic of Nigeria and section 341 of the CPC’.

“ Therefore, the court granted bail to the 53 of the accused persons on  N500,000 each with sortie who will present; International passport, Government  ID Card Bank statement, address,  of credence from Village Head, residence address, 2017  utility bills, and  GSM  numbers.

The court adjourned to May 8, for hearing.

Source: Sun News

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