A Sharia Court in Kano State on Thursday ordered that a 25-year-old man, Aliyu Sa’ad, who pleaded guilty to calling his friend gay, be remanded in a correction centre.
The Judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubakar, gave the order following a guilty plea entered by Sa’ad.
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 unprintable names following an altercation.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 188 of the Sharia law of Kano State.