Kano State Upper Shari’ah Court, City Number 1, presided by Ibrahim Sarki Yola has sentenced 20 lashes with cane and 180 days in correctional center, against six phone snatchers who were found guilty of their offences.
The convicted persons were arrested in different locations within Kano metropolis
According to the First Information Report by Police, the convicts were apprehended after series of complaints from members of the public.
” Eight stolen phones were recovered in their possession and they couldn’t give any satisfactory information in relation to how they acquired the phones”
” Knives and other dangerous weapons were also recovered from the suspects.”
The six convicts of different addresses in Kano Metropolis included : Umar Ibrahim, Abba Sani and Abubakar Yusuf.
Others were Ahmad Mustapha, Aliyu Bashir and Ahmad Musa.
They all pleaded guilty and prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.
Ibrahim Sarki Yola ordered 20 strokes be administer to each of the convict.
The Judge, similarly convicted each to spend 180 at correctional centres.
” This will serve as a deterrent to other culprits who are terrozing the public”
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