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Kano Shari’a court jails man four months for stealing motorcycle

Posted: Apr 22, 2015 at 1:28 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A Shari’a Court in Kano has sentenced a 20-year-old man, Ya’u Ibrahim, to four months in prison for stealing a motorcycle.

The accused was charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating, an offence which contravened Sections 202 and 302 of the Kano State Shari’a Law, 2000.

The judge, Malam Abubakar Ayagi, also ordered the accused to pay N70,000 for the motorcycle before sentencing him to four months in prison.

Ayagi also asked the convict to pay a fine of N6,000.

Earlier, police prosecutor, Ahmed Magawata, had told the court, sitting at Sabon Gari in Kano, that the case was reported at Fagge Police Division, Kano, on March 23, by one Mahmud Mansur of Goron Dutse Quarters.

He said Mansur gave his motorcycle, valued at N110, 000, to Ibrahim to wash it for him but when Mansur returned in the evening to collect the motorcycle, the accused claimed that it had been stolen.

Also in Abuja, a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Court in Lugbe has ordered that a 13-year-old scavenger, Falalu Kabiru, be flogged 12 strokes of cane for stealing church property.

The judge, Mr Gambo Garba, ordered the flogging of Kabiru, who resides at the Tipper Garage, Lugbe, after he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of stealing and criminal intimidation.

Garba said the punishment would have been worse if the convict had not saved the court the pains of protracted prosecution.