By Bukola Hameed
The Kano State Hisbah Board, an agency enforcing Islamic religion morals, has busted same-sex marriage and arrested 19 youths for attending the ceremony.
Its spokesman, Lawan Ibrahim stated on Tuesday in Kano that the youths were gathered to witness the wedding of two suspected homosexuals Abba and Mujahid.
“The arrest was made after a Good Samaritan hinted to the board about the same-sex marriage.
“Our personnel attached to Hisbah board headquarters, Sharada Kano, arrived at the scene before the commencement of the wedding.
“Among those arrested were 15 females and four males,’’ Ibrahim stated.
“Those arrested will be handed over to the police for necessary action as most of the ladies claimed they were invited to the wedding from neighbouring states
“We shall intensify efforts to ensure that Abba and Mujahid are arrested,’’ he added.
Ibrahim stressed that the board was determined to eradicate all vices in the state.
The commander-general of the board, Sheikh Harun Ibn Sina, said the organiser of the event, 21-year-old Salma Usman, was in custody, adding that the board would intensify efforts to arrest the fleeing couple.
He said the board would hand over those in custody to the police for necessary action, as most of the ladies claimed to have been invited for the wedding from neighbouring states.
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