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Kano civil servant remanded for beating wife

A Kano Shari’a court on Wednesday ordered that a 52-year-old civil servant, Bashir Saleh, who beat his wife be remanded in a correctional centre. The…

A Kano Shari’a court on Wednesday ordered that a 52-year-old civil servant, Bashir Saleh, who beat his wife be remanded in a correctional centre.

The police charged Saleh who lives in Kabuga Quarters, Kano, with assault and causing grievous hurt.

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The prosecutor, Insp Abdul Wada, told the court that the wife, Fatima Muhammed, reported that on July 20, at about 9pm her husband beat her up after a minor quarrel, noting that the offence contravened Section 165 of the Penal Code.

The khadi, Malam Ismai’l Muhammad-Ahmed, adjourned to August 22, after the accused pleaded not guilty. (NAN)