Kano Court Sentences another Man to Death By Stoning

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By Ibrahim Shuaibu

Barely three days after a Sharia Court in Kano State sentenced man to death for allegedly committing blasphemy, another Sharia Court has sentenced one Mati Abdu, 60, to death by stoning for raping a minor.

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

Mati was arrested by the Police in 2019 after an alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl at Farsa village in Tsanyawa Local Government Area of the state.

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

Public Relations Officer of Kano Courts, Mr Baba Jibo, confirmed the sentence to journalists yesterday.

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

Jibo said the convict confessed to have committed the crime.

Last Monday, an Upper Sharia Court at Hausawa quarters of Kano metropolis presided by Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani sentenced one Sharif Yahaya to death by hanging over for blasphemy.