Nigerian police arrested 53 young men for celebrating a gay wedding in the major northern city of Zaria, Kaduna State on Saturday April 15th.
Prosecutor Mannir Nasir told a magistrates’ court on Wednesday (yesterday) that the men were being charged for “conspiracy, unlawful assembly and belonging to a gang of unlawful society,” according to the Premium Times newspaper. The arrests took place at the Zaria Motel.
“On April 15, 2017, a team of policemen led by DSP Muhammad Lawal-Mashi arrested and brought to police station 53 persons,” said Nasir.
“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,” he added.