The Abuja Police Command has confirmed that it disrupted a gay wedding from taking place at a hotel in Jiwa Community of Abuja, King’s Land Hotel, last week Saturday.
According to the spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police Anjuguri Manzah, the proceeding was prevented from holding following a tip off report.
He said, “We acted based on the provisions of the Same-Sex Prohibition Act signed into law in 2013.
“We received an intelligence report and acted fast by moving to the venue of the event to stop it.”
The spokesman, who gave the names of the couple as Ibrahim Lawal (husband) and Umar Tahir (wife), added that the men were both from Kaduna State.
He said, “We also arrested the sponsors of the wedding and the owner of the hotel where the event was billed to hold.”
Manzah said the police were investigating the case and would charge the couple and other persons involved in the ceremony to court.
Bear in mind, in 2013, the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the Same-Sex Prohibition Act.
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