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Court sentences man to 12 strokes of whip
for stealing fowl
A Minna Chief Magistrates’ Court on
Wednesday sentenced one Abubakar Abdullahi
to 12 strokes of the cane after pleading guilty
to a charge of stealing a fowl.
Magistrate Hassan Mohammed gave the
accused an option of N5,000 fine.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Gunduma Ibrahim,
had told the court that police men on patrol at
Mobile Roundabout, Minna, arrested the
convict with a fowl suspected to be stolen on
Ibrahim said the convict could not give a
satisfactory account of how he got the animal,
valued at N1,500.
He said the offence was contrary to the Penal
Code of Niger.
When the charge was read to the convict, he
pleaded guilty and begged the court for
The prosecutor had urged the court to try him
summarily in line the Criminal Procedure
Code, based on his plea.