• News - North West - Kano
  • Updated: March 30, 2023

Court Orders 20 Strokes For Man In Possession Of Weapons

A Shari’a Court sitting in Kano has ruled that 22-year old Salisu Sani be remanded for six months in a Correctional Centre and 20 strokes of the cane for possession of a long sharp knife.

Sani, who lives at Kwalwa Quarters, Kano, was convicted on a count charge of possession of dangerous weapon.

The Presiding Judge, Malam Nura Yusuf-Ahmad, sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment and 20 strokes of cane without option of fine.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Aliyu Abideen, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 27, at Kano State School of Technology.

Abideen said on the same date at about 2:35 p.m., a Security Officer attached to School of Technology situated at Matan Fada Road, by Abdullahi Bayero Road Kano, arrested the defendant.

He said that the defendant was found in possession of the weapon at the gate of the school.

“The defendant wanted to fight a lecturer at the Keano State School of Technology and during investigation, he confessed that the weapon belonged to one Ahmed now at large.”

The defendant, however pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened the provision of section 264 of Kano State Shari’a Law.

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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