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3 sentenced 9 months for possessing dangerous weapons

A magistrate court sitting in Kano, on Tuesday, sentenced three men to nine months in the correctional centre for being in possession of dangerous weapons.…

A magistrate court sitting in Kano, on Tuesday, sentenced three men to nine months in the correctional centre for being in possession of dangerous weapons.

The defendants are Zunnuraini Adamu, 24, Hashim Lawal, 25, and Muhammad Lawal, 19.

They were convicted on a two-count charge of being in possession of dangerous weapons and causing hurt.

The judge, Magistrate Farouk Ibrahim, after the defendants pleaded guilty, sentenced them to nine months each with hard labour in correctional centre.

They are also to get 12 strokes of the cane each.

Ibrahim, however, did not give an option of fine.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Muhammad Bichi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on December 22 at Ibrahim Bello Road, Kano.

He alleged that on the same date at about 11.45 pm, a team of policemen attached to Fagge Police Division Kano, while on patrol arrested the defendants at IBB Road for being in possession of sharp knives.

“While trying to escape, the third defendant, Lawal inflicted injury on the chest of one Umar Mohammed,’’ Bichi said.

He said that the offence contravened sections 391 and 240 of the Penal Code. (NAN)

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