30th March, 2022
Kaduna butcher, Haruna Sule, has been sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for stealing a goat worth N25,000 belonging to one Shafa’atu Lawal.
Malam Salisu Abubakar-Tureta of Shari’a Court sitting at Rigasa, Kaduna on Wednesday sentenced sule after he pleaded guilty to the offence bordering on theft.
The judge, however, gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine and ordered him to pay N25,000 as compensation to the nominal complainant, Shafa’atu Lawal.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Sambo Maigari said that the complainant reported the matter to the Rigasa Police division on March 15 saying her goat was missing.
“She reported that one Sule, a butcher, who resides at Mallam Niga Road, Rigasa stole her goat worth N25,000 slaughtered and sold it,” he said.