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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Nigeria transvestite handed fine

Abubakar Hamza has become a big celebrity in northern Nigeria
A Nigerian Islamic court has sentenced a man to six months in prison and fined him $38 for living as a woman for seven years in the northern city of Kano.

The judge told 19-year-old Abubakar Hamza, who used his female identity to sell aphrodisiacs, to desist from "immoral behaviour".

Mr Hamza, who appeared in court dressed in a pink kaftan and matching cap, said he was now "a reformed man".

Mr Hamza, who appeared in court dressed in a pink kaftan and matching cap, said he was now "a reformed man".
Since his arrest, he has become a celebrity in the strict Muslim city.
Posters of him dressed in women's clothing have been selling well.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4266773.stm
">Since his arrest, he has become a celebrity in the strict Muslim city. Posters of him dressed in women's clothing have been selling well.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4266773.stm

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