Kaduna court orders trader flogged for stealing bags of salt

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The Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that 25-year-old trader Nasiru Ahmed be given seven strokes of the cane for stealing five bags of salt.

Mr Ahmed, a resident of Tudun Wada area of Kaduna was charged with shop breaking and theft.
Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel sentenced Mr Ahmed after he pleaded guilty and begged for leniency.

He urged the convict to be of good behaviour and desist from committing crimes.

Earlier, prosecution counsel Chidi Leo told the court that the complainant Abdulmalik Lateef reported the matter at the Kawo Police Station on February 7.

Mr Leo alleged that the defendant broke into the complainant’s store located in Kawo market and stole five bags of salt and two bags of flour.

He alleged that the accused was arrested by a security man at the market when he went back in to steal more goods from the shop.

The offence, Mr Leo said, contravened sections 333 and 271 of the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.

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