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Kano’s Sharia court sentences septuagenarian to death for defiling minor

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AN Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Kofar Kudu in Kano metropolis has sentenced a 70 year old rapist, Alhaji Mati Audu to death by stoning.

   The presiding Sharia judge, Abdullahi Sani Sarki Yola gave the verdict yesterday after finding him guilty of defiling a 12-old year in his neighborhood in 2019.

  According to the prosecution, the incident occurred last year under the shade of a tree in Falsa village of Tsanyawa town Local Government Area and was subsequently reported to the police in the area.

  But the man, who resides in the same Falsa town willingly confessed to the crime before the judge. He was given a chance, at three different court sittings, to reverse his confession but he maintained his stance that he defiled the minor and was willing to accept his punishment.

  The case was charged before the Upper Sharia Court by Ministry of Justice. 

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