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Court sends Kano man to prison for calling friend gay

One Aliyu Sa’ad in Kano state has been remanded in a correction centre for labelling his friend gay.

A Sharia Court in the North West state ordered the remand of the 25-year-old man on Thursday.

The Judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubakar, gave the order after Sa’ad pleaded guilty to calling his friend gay.

Lawal-Abubakar adjourned the matter until July 3 for summary trial.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Abdullahi Wada, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Monday at about 8 p.m.

Wada also said the defendant called the complainant, Malam Ahmed Khamis-Ahmed unpleasant and terrible names following an altercation.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 188 of the Sharia law of Kano State.

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