Man To Receive Five Strokes Of Cane For Stealing Dates

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A Sharia court in Kano State on Friday ordered that a man receives five strokes of the cane for stealing four measures (mudu) of dates.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the 25-year-old man, Alkasim Murtala, who lives in Koki Quarters Kano, was convicted on two-count of trespass and theft.

The Presiding Judge, Malam Ismai’l Muhammad-Ahmed, sentenced the defendant to one-month imprisonment or a fine of N5,000 and awarded five strokes of the cane, after he pleaded guilty.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Abdullahi Wada, told the court that one Ahmed Malamai reported the matter at Fagge Police Station Kano on January 24.

He said the convict trespassed into Malama’s shop at Sabon Gari Market and stole four measures of dates worth N10,000.

Wada said that the offence contravened provisions of sections 133 and 120 of Kano State Shari’a Penal code.