Open gay pastor, Rev. Jide Macaulay, a British-Nigerian citizen, has taken to social media to register his disapproval over the death sentence handed to three men found guilty of homosexuality in Bauchi.
The three men including a 70-year-old, were sentenced to death by stoning by an Islamic Sharia Court in Ningi, Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Trail of the convicts identified as Abdullahi Beti (30), Kamilu Ya’u (20) and Mal. Haruna (70), began on June 14, 2022 after being arrested by members of the Hisbah Vanguard operating in Ningi LGA.
Rev. Macaulay, who was recently appointed the Chaplain at St. Peter's House, the chaplaincy of Manchester's Universities, described the sentence as barbaric and an abuse of human right.