In Nigeria, Sharia Court Remands Couple For Having Public Sex

NigeriaTrends.com — Should couples be prosecuted for having sex in the public? This is because a Sharia Court in the Northern region of Nigeria, Katsina, has remanded a man and woman caught having sex in the public. What’s your reaction to this trend?

According to reports gathered from DailyTrust NewsPaper, the Upper Sharia court in Katsina has remanded two lovers namely Aminu Iliyasu 25 years and Safiya Umar in prison for allegedly having sexual intercourse in public.

The accused who pleaded guilty to the charge when mentioned in the court however begged for leniency.

The prosecuting police inspector Mohammed Usman, told the court that the said accused were caught at about 1600 hours at the frontage of Dan Ruma’s shop near Gabby Hotel having sexual intercourse publicly thereby constituting nuisance to the members of the public.

He said the suspects had already confessed to having committed the offence which is contrary to section 120, 187 and 347 of the Sharia penal code.

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Sharia court remands lovers for having sex in public

The Sharia judge, Ibrahim Korau then remanded the suspects and adjourned the case to 21st of this month for continuation of hearing, the report concluded.

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