Richard Ginika Izuora
A Sharia Court in Rigasa, Kaduna State on Wednesday ordered that a 20-year-old trader, Murtala Suleiman, be given 20 strokes of the cane.
He was accused for stealing six turkeys and one chicken belonging to his stepmother.
The Judge, Malam Salisu Abubakar-Tureta, gave the order after the trader, Sulaiman pleaded guilty to theft.
The prosecution counsel, Inspector Sambo Maigari told the court that the accused’s elder brother; Salihu Suleiman reported the matter to the Rigasa Police division on Monday, August 2, 2021.
He said that the convict had earlier denied stealing the birds; adding that he later confessed during Police investigation and six turkeys were recovered.
In his defence, the convicted trader said he sold the chicken and decided to return the remaining birds.
However, he pleaded for leniency, stating that he was under the influence of drugs when he committed the crime.