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Man remanded for threatening to kidnap nephew over debt

A Sharia court in Kano State on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 35-year-old trader, Shuaibu Labaran Baba, in a correction centre until September 25,…

A Sharia court in Kano State on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 35-year-old trader, Shuaibu Labaran Baba, in a correction centre until September 25, for allegedly threatening to kidnap his brother’s son over a debt.

Labaran Baba who lives in Alfindiki Quarters, Mandawari in Gwale LGA, was charged with criminal intentional hurt and intimidation.

Earlier, Insp Wada told the court that the complainant, Zahradeen Baba, who was the defendant’s brother reported on September 8, that the defendant threatened to kidnap his son if the complainant refused to pay the money he owed him.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 158 of the Penal Code.

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In another incident, the court ordered the remand of a 29-year-old man, Auwalu Nasiru, in a correction centre until September 28, for allegedly stealing a sheep worth N27,000 in Kano metropolis.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Abdullahi Wada, told the court that on September 11, the defendant trespassed into the shed of one Sabo Iliyasu at Sani Mainage Quarters, stole a sheep, took it to an uncompleted building and slaughtered it in Gwale LGA.

When the charge was read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty.

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