Man gets 5 strokes of cane for stealing 4 measures of dates


By Aluta News

Jan. 27, 2023

A Sharia Court in Kano on Friday ordered that a 25-year-old man, Alkasim Murtala, be given five strokes of the cane for stealing four measures (mudu) of dates.

Murtala who lives in Koki Quarters Kano, was convicted on two-count charge 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 cane, after he pleaded guilty.

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

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

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