Man Jailed For Stealing Two Cows in Kano State, Nigeria

In a recent verdict, a Shari’a Court in Kano State has handed down a one-year sentence to Usaini Hamisu, a 45-year-old resident of Dorayi Quarters in Kano, for the theft of two cows valued at N700,000.

Presiding over the case, Judge Malam Nura Yusuf-Ahmad offered Hamisu the alternative of a N50,000 fine. Furthermore, the judge issued an order for the return of the stolen cows to their rightful owner.

The charges stemmed from a report made by Garba Audu of Kazawa village, Minjibir Local Government Area of Kano State, who filed a complaint at the Zango Police Division Kano on August 24th. Audu alleged that in the early hours of that same day, Hamisu entered his home in Kazawa village and made off with his two bulls, valued at N700,000.

Hamisu’s apprehension took place in Rangaza village as he attempted to flee with the stolen bulls. During the investigation, Hamisu confessed to using a combination of charms, a stick, and a piece of white cloth to prevent the cows from making noise during his thefts, ensuring that the owners remained asleep. He also revealed that when the charm lost its potency, he would begin to sweat, leading to his arrest.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges, which were in violation of Section 133 of the Kano State Shari’a Penal Code.

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