LWKMD, AS COURT SENTENCED A STUDENT STROKES OF CANE

A Kado Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday
sentenced a student, Usman Yakubu, to six strokes of
cane for stealing a pair of sandals at a shop. Yakubu,
who lives at Kado Estate, Abuja, was arraigned on a
charge of theft. The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, who
handed down the verdict, said Yakubu was convicted
following his guilty plea.
Sadiq warned Yakubu to shun crime after receiving his
punishment, adding that if he was brought
before the court again, a stiffer punishment would be
imposed on him. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Cpl. Friday Idi,
told the court that the offence was reported at the
Gwarimpa Police Station on March 9 by Usman
Abdullahi of Tipper Garage, Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja.
He said the accused entered the plaintiff’s shop in
Gwarimpa and stole the sandals when he went for
evening prayers in the mosque. Idi put the value of the
sandals at N4, 000. He noted that the offence
contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.

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