Kaduna State Government has arraigned the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state Abraham Alberah and four others before a Gabasawa Magistrate Court for allegedly organising a nude party in breach of the COVID-19 protocol and alleged attempted adultery.
Mr Alberah is the husband of Aisha Yakubu, the owner of Asher Lounge, venue of the purportedly botched nude party
The state government had demolished the lounge on December 31, 2020. It first said the building was demolished for hosting a nude party; it later said the building had no permit.
The state government on Wednesday arraigned operators of the lounge, the staff and customers who organised the alleged party.
According to the charge sheet, the nude party had already begun on December 27, 2020, when policemen arrived at the scene.
The charge read: “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.
Magistrate Benjamin Nok granted bail to the tune of N100, 000 each with a surety who must own property in Abuja.
The case was adjourned till January 20, 2021, for trial.