Kaduna court orders trader be given 7 strokes of the cane for stealing

A Kaduna magistrates’ court has ordered a 25-year-old trader Nasiru Ahmed, be given 7 strokes of the cane for stealing salt and flour.

The resident of Tudun Wada area of Kaduna was given the punishment by the court after pleading guilty to being charged with breaking into a shop and theft.

The prosecutor, Mr Chidi Leo told the court that one Malam Abdulmalik Lateef reported the matter at the Kawo Police Station on February 7 and Ahmed was accused of breaking into the complainant’s store located in Kawo Market, Kaduna, and stealing five bags of salt and two bags of flour.

Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel sentenced Ahmed after he pleaded guilty and begged for leniency.

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