Sex Party: Kaduna Arraigns PDP Spokesman, Others For ‘Attempted Adultery’
The state government also accused them of flouting COVID-19 protocol.
Alberah is the husband of Aisha Yakubu, the owner of Asher Lounge, the venue of the aborted sex party which was demolished by the Kaduna State Urban and Planning Development Authority (KASUPDA) on December 31.
The state government had initially stated that it demolished the building for hosting a nude party but later made a U-turn, stating that the main reason for the demolition was that the building had no approval.
Director-General of KASUPDA, Ismail Umar-Dikko expressed that the building located in Sabon Tasha area of Chikun Local Government had no valid title or development permit.
Dikko maintained that the demolition of the building was in line with the laws and regulations of the state on any property that was in violation of its provisions.
However, arrested organisers of the party had told the press that the proposed nude party never held and it was just a prank to attract attendees.
On her part, the owner of the restaurant accused the state government of targeting her family for being part of the opposition party, PDP.
She alleged that police extorted N120,000 from her and also caused her to lose her pregnancy.
Nevertheless, the state government arraigned those operating the restaurant, the staff working there and the customers who organised the party on Thursday.
According to the charge sheet, the nude party had already begun on December 27, 2020, when policemen arrived at the scene.
The accused persons, who were brought before Gabasawa Magistrate Court, were also accused of flouting the COVID-19 protocol and acting immorally.
The charge reads in part;
Violation of partial lockdown order of the Kaduna State Government 2020, criminal conspiracy and attempt to commit an offence to wit public nuisance, obscene or indecent act, gross indecency and adultery.
On December 27, 2020 at about 21.30 hours, credible information was received at Sabon Tasha police station to the effect that a sex party was organised by some unknown persons to hold at a venue called Asher Guest Lounge located at Court Road, Sabon Tasha at Chikun local government area, Kaduna State to hold at about 19.00 hours.
On receipt of the information, a team of policemen from Sabon Tasha Police Station rushed down to the scene mentioned above and found the said lounge filled up with over 50 youths both male and female dancing almost naked with no face mask on any of them.
On sighting the policemen, the whole of the arena became chaotic as the said youths jumped from one corner to the other and escaped over the fence. Three suspects were arrested- Mr. Abraham Alberah, Umar Rufai and Suleiman Lemona while two others: Chimezie Kenneth, who organised the party and Marvellous Akpan, who disseminated the information (sic).
The accused persons pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Benjamin Nok, granted bail to the tune of N100, 000 each with a surety who must own property in Kaduna State.
Nok then adjourned the case till January 20, 2021 for trial.