16th September, 2022
By Ramatu Garba
A 28-year-old Kano man Abdullahi Umar has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for urinating on the grave of the mother of one Abubakar Mai-Abinduniya who he had a little misunderstanding with.
Umar, allegedly urinated on the grave and videoed the act in company of one Mummunai, now at large at Maidille Village cemetery.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Aliyu Abideen, had informed the court that a good Samaritan reported the matter at Sharada Police Division Kano on Aug.13.
He said that on Aug. 9, at about 3:30 p.m. the defendant and one Mummunai, now at large, trespassed into Maidille Village cemetery.
“The duo went straight to the grave of the mother of one Abubakar Mai-Abinduniya because they had a little misunderstanding, urinated on her grave and videoed the act,” he said.
Abideen also said that the defendant later posted the recorded video on social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp, which generated condemnation from the public.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 120, 212, 341, 275 and 404 of Kano State Shari’a Law.
Umar who lives in Sharada Quarters, Kano, was arraigned on a five-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, public nuisance, inciting disturbance and cyber-stalking, and he pleaded guilty.
Consequently, the Sharia Court on Friday sentenced him to 33 months in a correctional centre and ordered that he got 40 strokes of cane for desecrating a grave.
The presiding Judge, Malam Nura Yusuf-Ahmad, sentenced the defendant to three months imprisonment or pay a fine of N5,000 for conspiracy.
He also sentenced him to six months imprisonment without option of fine for criminal trespass and 18 months imprisonment without option of fine for public nuisance and inciting disturbance.
“The defendant is sentenced to six months imprisonment or pay a fine of N30,000 for cyber-stalking and 40 strokes of the cane” Yusuf-Ahmad added