Five persons, including the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, Abraham Alberah, have been arraigned by the police for adultery, immoral act and organising a nude party in breach of the state’s COVID-19 protocols.
The four others are Umar Rufai, Suleiman Lemona, Chimezie Kenneth and Marvellous Akpan.
Albert is the husband of Aisha Yakubu, owner of Asher Lounge, the venue of the botched sex party. The lounge was demolished by the state Urban and Planning Development Authority (KASUPDA) on December 31, 2020.
The property was reported to have been pulled down on account that it was to be used for the sex party but KASUPDA later claimed it was because the building had no approval.
The owner of the restaurant accused the police of not only extorting her but caused the loss of her one-month pregnancy.
According to the charge sheet, the sex party had already begun December 27, 2020 when policemen arrived at the lounge
The accused persons, who were brought before Gabasawa Magistrate Court on Wednesday, were also accused of constituting public nuisance.
The charge sheet 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.”
While the accused persons pleaded not guilty, the Magistrate, Benjamin Nok, granted them bail to the tune of N100, 000 each with a surety who must own a property in Kaduna.