Identical-sex relations are punishable beneath the regulation in Nigeria, however this didn’t deter two ladies who’re suspected to be lesbians to plan a marriage in Kano state in Northern Nigeria.
They’ve been reportedly arrested by the Islamic police pressure in Kano and can face indictment.
Kano state adopted the Sharia regulation in 2000 and practices this regulation though it solely applies to Muslims residing within the state. And in accordance with the Hisbah, the deliberate marriage ceremony was judged to be immoral.
The company and the proprietor of the venue during which the marriage would have been held had been arrested as properly.
The couple and their company who had been arrested might be charged in accordance with Sharia Legislation. The federal regulation states that gay acts entice 14 years in jail and same-sex marriage and public show of affection by same-sex can be prohibited.
Nonetheless, for the reason that introduction of the regulation, folks suspected to be gay or homosexual have been arrested, publicly humiliated and even violently attacked.