Aliyu Sa’ad, 25, was ordered to be held in a detention facility on Thursday by a Sharia Court in Kano State after he admitted to calling his friend gay.
Following Sa’ad’s guilty plea, the judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubakar, issued the ruling.
A summary trial by Lawal-Abubakar was scheduled for July 3 before the case was suspended.
The prosecutor’s attorney, Insp. Abdullahi Wada, had informed the court that the defendant had committed the crime on Monday at around 8 p.m.
After an altercation, the complainant, Malam Ahmed Khamis-Ahmed, was allegedly called foul terms by the defendant, according to Wada.
The prosecution claimed that the offense was against Kano State’s Sharia law, namely Section 188.