A Kano Shari’a Court on Tuesday sentenced a 20-year-old man, Murtala Halliru, to six months in a correctional centre for stealing 13 ceiling fans.
He was also ordered to be given 30 strokes of cane
Halliru, who lives at Gwammaja Quarters, Kano, was convicted on a count charge of theft after he pleaded guilty.
The presiding judge, Malam Nura Yusuf-Ahmad, sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment without option of fine and 30 strokes of cane.
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Yusuf-Ahmad also ordered the convict to pay the sum of N44,000 as compensation for the ceiling fans.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Aliyu Abideen, had informed the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb.23, at Kano State Polytechnic.
He said on the same date at about noon, the Chief Security Officer of Kano State Polytechnic, Mr Sani Suleiman, arrested the defendant in possession of two ceiling fans on his bicycle valued N8,000.
“During the course of investigation, the defendant confessed to have stolen 11 ceiling fans valued N44,000 from the said Polytechnic”.
Abideen said that the offence contravened the provision of section 133 of Kano State Shari’a Law. (NAN)