Kano Court Sentences Another Man To Death By Stoning


Barely three days after a Kano Sharia court sentenced man to death for committing blasphemy, another Shariah Court has sentenced one Mati Abdu, 60 years old to death by stoning for raping a 12 year old girl.

The upper sharia court is situated at Kofar Kudu near the emir of Kano palace within the metropolis.

Mati, according to Police was arrested in 2019 after he allegedly rraped the girl in Farsa, a Village in Tsanyawa local government area of the state.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Ibrahim Sarki Yola after hearing from witnesses and the suspect sentenced him to death by stoning because he was married.

Stoning called ‘Rajm’ in Arabic transliteration refers to punishment against married individual or group found guilty of committing adultery wherein an organized group throws stones at a convicted individual until that person dies. Under some versions of Islamic law, it is the prescribed punishment in cases adultery committed by a married man or married woman.

Public Relations Officer of Kano Courts, Mr Baba Jibo confirmed the sentence to reporters on Wednesday late evening.

According to him, the prosecuting counsel, Barrister Badariyya tendered all the evidence before the court.

Mr Baba Jibo said the convict confessed to have committed the crime.

Recall that on Monday, an upper Shari’a Court at Hausawa quarters of Kano metropolis presided by Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani sentenced one Sharif Yahaya to death by hanging over for blasphemy.

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