Court Sentences Nigerian Man To Death By Stoning


Sharia court sentences Bauchi man to death by stoning for homosexualityPublished on May 11, 2024By Timi Owolabi

A middle-aged man, Abdullahi Sani from Unguwar Makara Huta, has been sentenced to death by stoning by a Sharia Court in Ningi, the headquarters of Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, for alleged homosexuality.

The judgment was delivered by Sharia Judge Abdullahi Aliyu Doya during a court session on May 10, 2024, with Sani found guilty of the offence as charged.

The Sharia Judge stated that the Court commenced hearing on the case on 02/05/2024 and closed it on Thursday, 09/05/2024, for judgment and sentence, after listening to various arguments.

He explained that based on witness testimonies and the defendant’s admission of guilt, Abdullahi Sani was found guilty and sentenced to death by stoning in accordance with the provisions of sections 131, 132, and 133 of the Bauchi State Administration of Criminal Justice, 2001.

Recall that on July 1, 2022, a Sharia court delivered judgment and sentenced three people to death by stoning for a similar offence.

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