- A huge amount of money is allegedly missing at Kano Sharia court according to reports from the state
- The missing money has stunned Nigerians, given the fact that the court actions are always based on holiness
- According to reports, the money actually belonged to heirs and heiresses kept in the custody of the court before distribution to the rightful owners
Nigerians are not happy with the reported missing money from the accounts of the Kano State Sharia Court .
Recall that that Daily Trust recently reported that N345 million is said to have gone missing from the accounts of the Sharia Court.
The missing funds are said to belong to heirs and heiresses kept in the custody of the court before distribution to the rightful owners, This Day Newspaper added.
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The newspaper reports that the secretary to the court, Haruna Khalil, to have said the funds were discovered to have gone missing when the court attempted to withdraw part of the money when it discovered that only N9 million was in the account.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to the development on social media, with many of them calling out the hypocrisy of the court.
In his reaction, Musa Abdullahi, wrote:
"Corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of our nation. And it is so devastating and frightening that the institutions shouldered with the responsibilities of protecting our moral values are also into the filth of moral decadence. It is one of the signs of end time. May God protect us from radical self - love as well as every form of deception."
"Where is the sharia? If this can happen in a sharia Court where common man is expected to get justice."
Ibrahim S. Daura added.
"Physical appearance does not determine the character of individual but the state of mind. Most of the people are hiding under the shirt of religion pretend that they are honest. While they are the dangerous elements in the society. So do not trust anyone because of his appearance."
Court orders man to sweep mosque for 1 month for stealing in Kano
In another report, 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.
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.
MURIC tells FG to establish Sharia Court in states with large Muslim population
Earlier, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) asked the federal government to establish Shariah courts in all states where there is a significant number of Muslims in the country.
The group made the request in a statement by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Saturday, January, 2, when making some demands from the government.
Akintola called for beards and hijab to be allowed in uniformed organisations like the army, police, and NYSC.
34 Sharia judges appointed in prominent northern state after apptitude test
Meanwhile, by the approval of Justice Nura Sagir, the chief judge of Kano, 34 additional Sharia court judges were appointed in the state on Thursday, June 24.
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).