In Ningi, Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, an Islamic Sharia Court judged three men guilty of homosexuality and sentenced them to death by stoning, including a 70-year-old.
On June 14, 2022, members of the Hisbah Vanguard, who were working in the Ningi LGA through Adamu Dan Kafi, brought charges against the three condemned individuals before the Sharia court.
Abdullahi Beti (30), Kamilu Ya’u (20), and Mal. Haruna are the individuals found guilty (70).
The Hisbah Vanguard told the court that the trio were arrested committing the offense of homosexuality at Gwada village in the Ningi LGA.
After listening to the prosecution and offences brought against them, the trial Sharia judge, Munka’ilu Sabo-Ningi, adjourned the case to Wednesday June 28, 2022 for judgement.
The convicts, Beti, Ya’u and Haruna, proved guilty to the charges brought against them.
After hearing the statements by witnesses as well as admittance of guilt by the accused persons, the trial judge, Munka’ilu Sabo-Ningi, sentenced them to death by stoning.
This, he said, was based on the provisions of Section 134 of the Bauchi State Penal law of 2001 as well as the provisions of Fiquhussunah Jizu’i number 2 at page 362.
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