The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested two young men for allegedly attempting to arrange a same-sex marriage in the state.
Hisbah Commandant, Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Saturday, July 22, 2023.
Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa has brought to light a concerning incident involving two individuals named Khalifa and Abubakar. In a video that surfaced, the suspects were seen attempting to kiss each other during what appeared to be a party, leading to suspicions of their engagement in a same-sex marriage ceremony.
However, upon being confronted with the allegations, the accused individuals vehemently denied any involvement in a wedding ceremony. They asserted that the event in question was, in fact, a birthday celebration and not a wedding as claimed.
Khalifa, one of the suspects, came forward to clarify the situation. He explained that he had organized the gathering to mark his birthday, and during the festivities, his friend Abubakar playfully fed him a piece of cake. The intent behind the gesture was purely light-hearted, and there was no intention of any romantic involvement.
Despite their denials, the authorities are taking the matter seriously. Both Khalifa and Abubakar are currently in custody, as an investigation into the incident is underway.
Sheikh Daurawa, who is overseeing the case, has assured the public that a thorough inquiry will be conducted to ascertain the truth behind the video and the alleged same-sex marriage claims. The authorities are committed to unraveling the facts and ensuring that justice is served.
Such incidents have garnered significant attention and scrutiny in the region, considering the social and cultural sensitivities surrounding same-sex relationships. The case has sparked debates and discussions about individual rights and freedom of expression.
The investigation will aim to carefully examine the video, speak to witnesses, and gather all pertinent evidence to reach an impartial conclusion. The authorities will be guided by the principles of fairness and objectivity to handle the matter with the utmost sensitivity and respect for all involved parties