The Islamic police force in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano, Hisbah, says it is going to charge two women with planning an illegal wedding.
The Hisbah said the planned gathering by the suspected lesbian couple is considered immoral. The women are in custody and were arrested on
Monday along with 10 of their guests and the owner of the venue.
The ceremony was to take place in the Sabon Gari suburb, an area set aside for non-Muslim residents of the bustling commercial centre.
The Hisbah say they are charging the couple and guests under the state’s Sharia immoral act law.
Under federal law, homosexual acts are punishable by up to 14 years in jail, while gay marriage and displays of same-sex affection are also banned.