Gay wedding disrupted in Abuja

Gay wedding disrupted in Abuja

The police in Abuja last Saturday February 6th disrupted a gay wedding between the two men pictured above. The wedding between Abdul Lawal (right) and Umar Tahir (left) 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 at the venue of the wedding, but it wasn’t until the grooms, both from Kaduna state, arrived at the venue that the police pounced and arrests were made, and the grooms 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.

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36 Comments

  1. Raj
    February 14, 06:56 Reply

    Wasn’t exactly the ideal couple. Details of the full story is a bit rusty. However,it doesn’t stop to help us realise, Nigeria isn’t a good place to be gay without caution.

  2. KingBey
    February 14, 07:22 Reply

    *falls of couch with laughter* People need to get real. If you like, go and make yourself a scapegoat for 14yrs prison sentence. Nke ahu gbasaragi ! If the law is to be followed appropriately, even the guests are even looking at 10yrs. Doing a gay wedding in the capital city of a country that has a jail sentence for same act. The irony of it all. Lol. *zooms past post*

  3. KingBey
    February 14, 07:24 Reply

    But wait o. The fair one looks like the bride. Judging from her hair and make up. O makwara mma nwanyi. I kant this Church morning. *unlooks*

  4. Mandy
    February 14, 07:27 Reply

    This is a clear breaking of the law. These love-birds should have waited na. Or relocated to get married elsewhere. They seem like they’ve got the means, this one they had sponsors for their wedding. It’s sad really. To be so in love, in love enough to make a commitment, and to have that turn into such an ugly situation.

    • Max 2.1
      February 14, 12:11 Reply

      The fact that you even comment here, you’re clearly breaking the law!. That part of your comment left a sour taste in my mouth. @Mandy

  5. KingBey
    February 14, 07:35 Reply

    Did they not see that couple Linda carried on her blog about two weeks back. The Nigerian guy and how white partner. Now that’s posh. If you want do wedding, go to US, UK or if your pocket no too reach, una enter SA…..Gay marriage is still legal there. Exchange your vows, come back quietly and live ever happily after. Not go and be doing all these tacky Portharcourt and Abuja backyard weddings. It’s your fellow gay guys that will also tip off the Police. Lol. When I see stories like this, I totally understand some of our parents fears over us.

    • Pink Panther
      February 14, 07:45 Reply

      What do u mean understanding our parents’ fears over us?

      • KingBey
        February 14, 08:26 Reply

        Parents fear of that gay son of theirs either falling into trouble with the law or bringing the family’s name to shame or ridicule.

  6. Wytem
    February 14, 08:00 Reply

    Gay wedding in Nigeria? Good lord!!!What could they have been thinking? This is really one instance where we have to be strategic! As beautiful as all our ideals on love and relationships are, contextual practicality should be a major consideration.

  7. DI-NAVY
    February 14, 08:01 Reply

    Babes! We not gonna jump the broom in this tacky manner! I’m not ready to wear a dress! I’ll do oscar doleranta suits with a very nice glossy versace shoes! Few guests, somewhere in mauritius or cape Town! You know I can’t wait for that day honey! But ppl get mind.m they truly deserve any punishment they get! Ukpara okpoko gburu, nti shiri ya!!

    • ikhines
      February 14, 19:32 Reply

      It’s Oscar De La Renta bros! They don’t even make male suits!

      • KingBey
        February 15, 15:57 Reply

        Oscar De La Renta actually have a male suits line. Although they make more of bridal dresses. You should ask Google instead of trying to run down someone’s comment. And for the spelling, this is not UTME, it’s just an lgbt blog. It’s not that serious. Lol

        • bountyhunter
          February 16, 14:03 Reply

          oga take a seat! Oscar de la Renta no dey make men’s suits. just because you share your stupid whore stories here doesn’t make know everything biko…

          • Mandy
            February 16, 17:30 Reply

            Why are you always so angry? He didn’t insult you. And instead of disagreeing amiably, you are just pouring out unwarranted poison. Nawa o. Some people though. Unfailing grinches.

            • bountyhunter
              February 16, 17:41 Reply

              wanted to exchange words with you but lucky you I don’t argue with staff! another time woman!

        • ikhines
          February 16, 17:38 Reply

          They have a male suit line? Your stupidity is Bespoke obviously. Stop reading fake google stories. They don’t make anything for men.

      • @DI-NAVY
        February 15, 16:03 Reply

        oh thank you for reminding me. And for the spelling, i’m sorry for being faster than my thumbs. Oscar makes suits, but deal more on dresses and he makes dresses for the likes of sjp .
        Are we here to argue about what i’m gonna wear on my big day yeah? lol. no be you go wear am,, even tho him make suit weh get train for me, e no concern you. Just chill, relax, drink cold water my dear IKIHINES, i nugo?

  8. segs
    February 14, 08:22 Reply

    Smh but they are stupid sha Kai which kind mind is that, Abuja for that matter can’t their brain tell them that people will surely tell the police ???? I swear I don’t pity them

  9. pete
    February 14, 08:42 Reply

    There’s a saying, “well behaved women seldom make history”. While I’m not holding brief for the couples nor their sponsors, how else can we start talking about marriage equality in this country if some people decide not to bring it in the public domain?

    Examples abound in history of people who decide not to cower nor maintain the status quo. Though not all achieved their intended targets, they will be happier doing it on their terms. 

  10. lo
    February 14, 09:14 Reply

    To hear Gay people talk like this very disgusting. If you go through lGBT history. Th historic Change in America started after Stonewall inn if you don’t have the strength to fight then chip in some support. Don’t castigate because these men have done more for gay rights than you ever have.

    Read about Stonewall and the drag queens that made gay right a thing in America.

    And let us as a community see how we can help and support them
    They need lawyers, they need this story to get to th international media. Let’s help anyway we can and n sit and castigate.

  11. Paul
    February 14, 09:27 Reply

    Something about the story jst shows its a parody!
    Their dressing, d venue, they have sponsors, police informed b4 hand etc.
    Life is hard in naija I agree bt why choose prison when u can move to d zoo?

    • ambivalentone
      February 14, 10:14 Reply

      Wo, it is ur husband that wee marry u jare. Nobody will usurp ur position in ur marriage l’agbara Olorun

  12. ambivalentone
    February 14, 10:11 Reply

    I saw this yesterday and I thought to myself “Given the brutal nature of the Nigerian Police, what is the assurance they were not forced into this…’get up’?” I know some gay men can be razz but THIS??? Gay men cannot be this tacky. It smacks of falsehood

  13. Absalom
    February 14, 10:16 Reply

    I honestly won’t be surprised if this is a hoax – or a misunderstanding of an entirely different ceremony.

    Under what laws was the couple to be married anyway? Are they, perhaps, Nigerians with citizenship in another country where same-sex marriage is legal – and so they decided to have a destination wedding. If so, why in Nigeria of all places?

    I’ve been seeing this story (copy-and-paste) across blogs since yesterday and frankly it has K-leg. Especially as its accompanying picture fits into the mould of many antigay parodies.

  14. Colossus
    February 14, 11:33 Reply

    I read this yesterday and I do believe it is a false story, one to generate Internet traffic. A gay marriage in Abuja, sponsors and all? Nobody is that stupid.

  15. Eddie
    February 14, 12:11 Reply

    The one that took place last year in PH went smoothly without police issues except that one tatafo uploaded a picture of it to the internet

    • Absalom
      February 14, 12:52 Reply

      Hian! I didn’t hear of it oh, Eddie. ?? Did you attend? How was it? Did they share souvenir? What kind of canopy did they use? ?☕?☕?☕

  16. Chizzie
    February 14, 17:55 Reply

    If this is true then they have no one else to blame but themselves…

  17. Candy Man
    February 15, 03:34 Reply

    Lol. This is a funny story though. Not everybody is exposed, not many people know why there’s the 14 yrs behind bars punishment. Have you seen the amount of mallams and abokis that God hands? they know nothing. Yes, its stupid to up and get married to a guy here, with the way society frowns upon “the lifestyle” but I don’t think they know the law.

    • KingBey
      February 15, 16:00 Reply

      Ignorance of the law is not an excuse to break it. Get in #formation

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