Nigerian 'Lesbian' Turns Herself In

Pursued by police after 'gay' wedding, woman says she's straight
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 28, 2007 10:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Nigerian woman whose story of lesbian love on the run made international headlines yesterday has news for the authorities who hoped to arrest her: she's not a lesbian. "I have never practiced— never heard the word 'lesbian'—truly," says Aunty Madiguri, who was accused of violating Sharia law after she allegedly married four women last weekend.

Madiguri, whom police accused of violating Sharia laws against homosexuality, turned herself over to authorities in an attempt to clear her name. As for her so-called "lesbian wedding"? It was a fundraiser, she says, intended to help raise cash for the womens' weddings—to men.