The Nigeria police on Saturday February 6th, disrupted a gay wedding between the two men Abdul Lawal and Umar Tahir in Abuja.
Abdul Lawal (right) is supposed to be the husband while Umar Tahir (left) is the wife.
The wedding was supposed to hold at a popular hotel in Jiwa Community of Abuja, King’s Land Hotel in Abuja. Acting on a tip off, the police laid siege at the venue of the wedding.
Guests had already started arriving the venue of their wedding which was well decorated and as soon as the bride and groom, both from Kaduna state, arrived the venue, they were immediately arrested and taken to the Gwagwa Police Station where they were detained.
Eyewitnesses say that other people, including the sponsors of the wedding, chairman of the occasion and the owner of the hotel were also arrested during the raid.
The sponsors of the marriage were named as Abubakar Tahir and Mohammed Sani.