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An Upper Shari’a court in Kano, on Wednesday, sentenced a 70-year-old man to death by stoning.

The court, sitting at Kofar Kudu, issued the verdict after the suspect, Mati Audu of Falsa community, Tsanyawa local government of the state, pleaded guilty of defiling a 12-year-old girl.

The presiding judge, Ustaz Ibrahim Sarki Yola, passed the judgement after the suspect confessed to have committed the offense in three different sessions of the court.


Yola said the judgement was in line with the provisions of Islamic law which prescribes death by stoning for any married persons who is found guilty of the offence.
This is coming two days after another Upper Shari’a Court in the state sentenced Yahaya Sharif Aminu to death by hanging for blasphemy.

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