- A Nigerian man identified as Halifa Abdullahi has been handed a 30-day punishment for stealing Quran in Kano state
- In a judgement on Tuesday, August 17, Abdullahi was ordered by a Sharia court sitting at Fagge Ya’n-Alluna to sweep a mosque
- The suspect was accused of burgling a mosque at Tudun Maliki area and carting away eight copies of the holy book
Kano - Halifa Abdullahi has been ordered to sweep Fagge Juma’at mosque for 30 consecutive days as his punishment for stealing eight copies of the Holy Quran.
Daily Nigerian reports that the directive was given by a Sharia court sitting at Fagge Ya’n-Alluna that was presided over by Bello Musa-Khalid, on Tuesday, August 17.
It was gathered that Abdullahi was accused of burgling a mosque at Tudun Maliki area Sunday night, August 15, and carting away eight copies of the holy book.
The suspect a resident of Yola quarters in Kano metropolis was however apprehended by security guards of the mosque
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He was handed over to Filin Hockey Police station, who charged him to the Sharia Court.
Abdullahi pleaded guilty to the offence after Abdul Wada, the police prosecutor, read the charges against the accused.
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The development was disclosed by the spokesman of the state's judiciary, Baba Jibo-Ibrahim, on Thursday.
Jibo-Ibrahim in a statement noted that the approval of the appointments was based on the performances of the judges in an aptitude test as well as an interview conducted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).