Thursday, September 12, 2019

19-year-old girl sentenced to 80 strokes for smoking marijuana in Kaduna

A Shari’a Court l sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna on Thursday sentenced a 19-year-old girl, Zainab Abdullahi to 80 strokes of the cane for smoking marijuana in public.

Delivering judgment, the Judge, Malam Muhammad Shehu-Adamu, sentenced Abdullahi after she pleaded guilty to the offence.

Shehu-Adamu held that the 80 strokes of cane is the punishment stipulated for people who engaged in taking intoxicants (Hadd) and cannot be reversed.

He urged the Muslim Council of Nigeria to continue with their good work and try to reform the convict in the possible way they can.

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