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Three men to get 12 strokes of cane for adultery: Sharia Court

Aliyu Yahuza, 20; Amir Rabi’u, 19; and Musa Gambo, 19, will also spend seven months in prison with hard labour.

• January 12, 2022
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Three men were on Wednesday sentenced to seven-month imprisonment with hard labour, by a Kano Magistrates’ Court for committing adultery.

The police charged Aliyu Yahuza, 20; Amir Rabi’u; 19, and Musa Gambo, 19, with criminal conspiracy and adultery.

Magistrate Farouk Ibrahim-Umar also ordered that the convicts be given 12 strokes of cane each for conspiracy.

Mr Ibrahim-Uamr gave them an option to pay N20, 000 each for adultery.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Auwalu Dandago, informed the court that the convicts committed the offence on November 13, 2021, at Kofar Waika Quarters Kano.

The prosecutor said that on the same date at about 02:00 p.m., the convicts conspired and lured a 14-year-old girl into a house and defiled.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97 and 387 of the Penal Code.

(NAN)

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