Court Sentences 70-Year-Old Man, Two Others To Death For Homosexuality In Bauchi

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An Islamic Court sitting in Bauchi State has sentenced a-70-year old man and two others to death by stoning for the offence of Homosexuality.

The men, identified as Abdullahi Beti (30), Kamilu Ya’u (20), and Mal. Haruna (70) in Ningi, Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State were arrested by members of the Hisbah Vanguard.

The trial of the three convicts began June 14, and they reportedly pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them.

After hearing the statement by witnesses as well as confessions from the accused persons, the trial judge, Munka’ilu Sabo-Ningi, sentenced them to death by stoning.

He based the judgment on provisions of Court, Section 134 of the Bauchi State Penal law of 2001 as well as the provisions of Fiquhussunah Jizu’i number 2 on page 362.

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