Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: N13,000 Theft - Sharia Court Okays Amputation of Man

An Upper Shari'a Area Court inBauchi has confirmed the judgement of a lower court that ordered the amputation of the arm of Abdullahi Sale, a resident of Kogi village in Bauchi Local Government Area, for theft.

A lower Shari'a Court in the area had earlier convicted Abdullahi Sale on the charges levelled against him.

According to the Police Prosecutor Corporal Idris Malum, the convict broke into the shops of one DanladiYa'u of ZungurKogi and Yusuf Babba of Bula-Lusa and carted away properties worth about N13, 000.

The offence, according to the prosecution, contravenes section 151 of Shari'a Penal Code.

Meanwhile the convict had pleaded guilty, but sought for leniency from the court.

However, the Police Prosecutor asked the court not to grant the prayers in order to serve as deterrent to others.

In the meantime the convict has 30 days to file an appeal against the judgement.

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