In a significant ruling by a Sharia Court in Ningi, Bauchi State, Abdullahi Sani from Unguwar Makara Huta has been condemned to death by stoning on charges of homosexuality.

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

The proceedings began on May 2, 2024, and concluded on May 9, 2024, after thorough consideration of arguments presented.


Judge Doya cited witness testimonies and Sani’s admission of guilt as the basis for the verdict.

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According to him, the sentence aligns with the provisions of sections 131, 132, and 133 of the Bauchi State Administration of Criminal Justice, 2001.

This verdict echoes a similar case from July 1, 2022, where three individuals were also sentenced to death by stoning for comparable offences, underscoring the strict enforcement of Sharia law in the region.