Two Police witnesses presented to the Gabasawa Chief Magistrate Court in Kaduna testified that there was no sex party on December 27, 2020 at Asher Restaurant and Lounge.
This was during cross-examination at the resumed hearing of the case involving the publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna State Abraham Alberah; and four others for allegedly organising an aborted sex party in the state.
Two witnesses ASP Alfa Yahaya and Corporal Ibrahim Adamu were presented by the police prosecutor ASP Shola Olodowa before the court.
Mr Yahaya said: “When we got there (venue), we saw a crowd of people more than 50 not observing social distancing, not wearing face masks, no provision of hand sanitisers with many of them half-naked, drinking and playing loud music, who jumped the fence when they sighted the presence of police. We arrested the organiser and two DJ’s and took them to our station.
“I can identify three of the defendants who were not half-naked, but I cannot for those half-naked because they jumped through the fence. We did not see any sex party on that day (27th December 2020) and those who jumped through the fence were those not observing social distancing.”
On his part, Mr Adamu said: “The flyer did not carry any venue. Then, another chat indicated that it was going to be at Asher Restaurant and Lounge.
“We went there with three Hilux vehicles with five personnel in each of the Hilux. When we got there, there was no sex party taking place there. The phone number on the flyer, when tracked, belong to one Marvellous Akpan who accepted designing the flyer along with his friends.”
Chief Magistrate Benjamin Hassan adjourned the case to February 22, 2021, for further hearing.
Alberah and four others were arraigned by the state government for attempted adultery and organising a nude party in breach of the COVID-19 protocol.
The government in December 2020 demolished Asher Lounge belonging to Aisha Yakubu, wife of Alberah, over the allegation.
The state government had stated that it demolished the building for planning to host a nude party but later made a U-turn, stating that the main reason for the demolition was that the building had no approval.